- echoe (obsolete)
- eccho (obsolete)
echo (plural echoes or echos)
- A reflected sound that is heard again by its initial observer.
- The babbling echo mocks the hounds.
- Alexander Pope
- The woods shall answer, and the echo ring.
1960, P[elham] G[renville] Wodehouse, “chapter X”, in Jeeves in the Offing, London: Herbert Jenkins, OCLC 1227855:
- “Then what is your little trouble?” “My little trouble!” I felt that this sort of thing must be stopped at its source. It was only ten minutes to dressing-for-dinner time, and we could go on along these lines for hours. “Listen, old crumpet,” I said patiently. “Make up your mind whether you are my old friend Reginald Herring or an echo in the Swiss mountains. If you're simply going to repeat every word I say –”
2013 May-June, William E. Conner, “An Acoustic Arms Race”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 3, page 206-7:
- Earless ghost swift moths become “invisible” to echolocating bats by forming mating clusters close (less than half a meter) above vegetation and effectively blending into the clutter of echoes that the bat receives from the leaves and stems around them.
- An utterance repeating what has just been said.
- (figuratively) Sympathetic recognition; response; answer.
- Fame is the echo of actions, resounding them.
- Robert Louis Stevenson
- Many kind, and sincere speeches found an echo in his heart.
- (computing) The displaying on the command line of the command that has just been executed.
- The letter E in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
- (whist, bridge) A signal, played in the same manner as a trump signal, made by a player who holds four or more trumps (or, as played by some, exactly three trumps) and whose partner has led trumps or signalled for trumps.
- (whist, bridge) A signal showing the number held of a plain suit when a high card in that suit is led by one's partner.
- Afrikaans: eggo
- Albanian: jehonë (sq) f
- Arabic: صَدَى m (ṣadā)
- Armenian: արձագանք (hy) (arjagankʿ)
- Asturian: ecu m
- Azeri: əks-səda
- Basque: oihartzun (eu)
- Belarusian: рэ́ха n (réxa)
- Bulgarian: е́хо (bg) n (ého), о́тзвук (bg) m (ótzvuk)
- Catalan: eco m
- Central Melanau: ngeah
- Mandarin: 回聲 (zh), 回声 (zh) (huíshēng), 應聲 (zh), 应声 (zh) (yìngshēng)
- Chuvash: ахрӑм (ahrăm)
- Czech: ozvěna f
- Danish: ekko (da)
- Dutch: echo (nl) m
- Esperanto: eĥo
- Estonian: kaja
- Faroese: afturljóð n
- Finnish: kaiku (fi)
- French: écho (fr) m
- Galician: eco m
- Georgian: ექო (ka) (eko), გამოძახილი (gamoʒaxili)
- German: Echo (de) n, Widerhall m
- Greek: ηχώ (el) f (ichó)
- Gujarati: પડઘો (paḍgho)
- Hebrew: הֵד (he) m (hed), בַּת־קוֹל f (bat-kol)
- Hindi: गूंज f (gū̃j), प्रतिध्वनि (hi) f (pratidhvani)
- Hungarian: visszhang (hu)
- Iban: auh
- Icelandic: bergmál (is) n, endurómur m
- Ido: eko (io)
- Indonesian: gema (id)
- Italian: eco (it) f
- Japanese: 反響 (ja) (はんきょう, hankyō), こだま (ja) (kodama), エコー (ekō), やまびこ (ja) (ｙàmábíkó)
- Kalmyk: дүүрән (düürän)
- Kazakh: жаңғырық (jañğırıq)
- Khakas: янъ (yanʺ)
- Khmer: ប្រតិនិន្នាទ (prɑte’ ninniet), សំឡេងគឹកកង (sɑmleeŋ kɨk-kɑɑŋ)
- Korean: 메아리 (ko) (meari)
- Sorani: زایهڵه (zayelle)
- Kyrgyz: жаңырык (ky) (cañırık)
- Latin: imāgo vōcis f
- Latvian: atbalss m
- Lithuanian: aidas (lt) m
- Lun Bawang: linguh, lituh
- Macedonian: е́хо n (ého)
- Malay: gema, talun, gaung, guk, tala
- Mongolian: цуурай (mn) (tsuuraj)
- Norwegian: ekko (no) n
- Old English:
- Persian: پژواک (fa) (pežvâk)
- Polish: echo (pl) n
- Portuguese: eco (pt) m
- Romanian: ecou (ro) n
- Russian: э́хо (ru) n (éxo), отголо́сок (ru) m (otgolósok), о́тзвук (ru) m (ótzvuk)
- Scottish Gaelic: ath-sgal m, mac-talla m
- Cyrillic: јека f
- Roman: jeka (sh) f
- Slovak: ozvena f
- Slovene: odmev (sl) m, eho n
- Spanish: eco (es) m
- Swahili: mwangwi
- Swedish: eko (sv), genljud (sv) n
- Tagalog: umalingawngaw
- Tajik: пажвок (pažvok)
- Tatar: кайтаваз (tt) (qaytawaz)
- Telugu: ప్రతిధ్వని (te) (pratidhvani)
- Thai: ก้อง (th) (gông)
- Turkish: yankı (tr)
- Turkmen: ýaň
- Tuvaluan: sikuleo
- Ukrainian: луна́ (uk) f (luná), ві́дгук m (vídhuk), відго́мін m (vidhómin)
- Urdu: گونج f (gū̃j)
- Uzbek: aks sado, exo, aks (uz), sado (uz)
- Vietnamese: tiếng dội (vi), tiếng vang (vi)
displaying on the command line of the command that has just been executed
- Finnish: kaiutus
- German: Tastaturecho n, Bildschirmecho n
the letter E in the ICAO spelling alphabet
echo (third-person singular simple present echoes, present participle echoing, simple past and past participle echoed)
- (of a sound or sound waves, intransitive) To reflect off of a surface and return.
- (by extension, transitive) To repeat back precisely what another has just said: to copy in the imitation of a natural echo.
- John Dryden
- Those peals are echoed by the Trojan throng.
- The wondrous sound / Is echoed on forever.
- (by extension, transitive) To repeat (another's speech, opinion, etc.).
2013 July-August, Sarah Glaz, “Ode to Prime Numbers”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 4:
- Some poems, echoing the purpose of early poetic treatises on scientific principles, attempt to elucidate the mathematical concepts that underlie prime numbers. Others play with primes’ cultural associations. Still others derive their structure from mathematical patterns involving primes.
- Sid echoed his father's point of view.
- See also Wikisaurus:imitate
to reflect off of a surface and return to someone
to repeat back what another has just said
- first-person singular present indicative of echar
- echo (reflected sound)
echo m (Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling איג׳ו)
From Ancient Greek ἠχώ (ēkhṓ).
ēchō f (genitive ēchūs); fourth declension
Fourth declension, dative plural in -ibus.
- Accusative singular -ōn (ēchōn).
echo m (plural echos)
- Obsolete spelling of eco (used in Portugal until September 1911 and died out in Brazil during the 1920s).
- IPA(key): /ˈe̞.t͡ʃo̞/
- Homophone: hecho
- Rhymes: -etʃo
- First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of echar.