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echo

noun [C] uk   /ˈek.əʊ/  us   /-oʊ/ (plural echoes)

echo noun [C] (SOUND)

C2 a sound that is heard after it has been reflected off a surface such as a wall or a cliff: The echoes of his scream sounded in the cave for several seconds. Thick carpet would reduce the echo in this hallway.
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echo noun [C] (SIMILAR DETAIL)

a detail that is similar to and makes you remember something else: There are echoes of Mozart in her first piano compositions.

echo

verb uk   /ˈek.əʊ/  us   /-oʊ/

echo verb (SOUND)

C2 [I] If a sound echoes or a place echoes with a sound, you hear the sound again because you are in a large, empty space: The sound of footsteps echoed around the hall. Suddenly, the building echoed with the sound of gunfire.
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echo verb (SIMILAR DETAILS)

C2 [T] to repeat details that are similar to, and make you think of, something else: The design of the church echoes that of St. Paul's Cathedral. I've heard the prime minister's view echoed throughout the party.
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