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echo

noun [C]  us   /ˈek·oʊ/ (plural echoes)

echo noun [C] (SOUND)

a sound that is heard again after it has been reflected off a surface such as a wall or a cliff: The cave was filled with the echoes of our voices.

echo noun [C] (SIMILAR QUALITY)

a quality or other detail that is similar to and makes you remember something else: The son’s behavior is a clear echo of his father’s.

echo

verb  us   /ˈek·oʊ/ (present tense echoes, present participle echoing, past tense and past participle echoed)

echo verb (MAKE SOUNDS)

[I] to fill a place with repeating sounds, or to be filled with these sounds: The sound of footsteps echoed through the hall.

echo verb (REPEAT)

[T] to express or think what someone else has said or thought: Brownell’s comments echoed the opinion of the majority of the commission members.
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