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English definition of “echo”

echo

verb [I] (MAKE SOUNDS)   /ˈek·oʊ/ (present tense echoes, present participle echoing, past tense and past participle echoed)
to fill a place with repeating sounds , or to be filled with these sounds : The sound of footsteps echoed through the hall .
(Definition of echo verb (MAKE SOUNDS) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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