AskDefine | Define echo

Dictionary Definition



1 the persistence of a sound after its source has stopped [syn: reverberation, sound reflection, replication]
2 (Greek mythology) a nymph who was spurned by Narcissus and pined away until only her voice remained
3 a reply that repeats what has just been said


1 to say again or imitate; "followers echoing the cries of their leaders" [syn: repeat]
2 ring or echo with sound; "the hall resounded with laughter" [syn: resound, ring, reverberate]
3 call to mind; "His words echoed John F. Kennedy" [syn: recall] [also: echoes (pl)]

User Contributed Dictionary




Latin echo ← Greek ἠχώ (reflected sound), from ἠχή (sound).


  1. A reflected sound that is heard again by its initial observer.
  2. : The displaying on the command line of the command that has just been executed.
  3. The letter E in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
a reflected sound that is heard again by its initial observer
the displaying on the command line of the command that has just been executed
the letter E in the ICAO spelling alphabet
  • German: Echo int., Emil Ger.


  1. To repeat back what another has just said.


to repeat back what another has just said



  1. First-person singular indicative of echar.

Extensive Definition

Echo most commonly refers to Echo (phenomenon), a reflection (and/or repetition) of sound.
It may also refer to:


Fiction and mythology


Science and technology

Names of ships and boats

Other uses

See also

echo in Czech: Echo
echo in Danish: Echo
echo in German: Echo (Begriffsklärung)
echo in Estonian: Kaja (täpsustus)
echo in Modern Greek (1453-): Ηχώ
echo in French: Écho
echo in Korean: 에코
echo in Italian: Echo
echo in Dutch: Echo
echo in Japanese: エコー (曖昧さ回避)
echo in Russian: Эхо (значения)
echo in Simple English: Echo
echo in Slovenian: Echo
echo in Swedish: Eko (olika betydelser)
echo in Chinese: Echo
echo in Slovak: Echo

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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