[ ek-oh cheym-ber ]
/ ˈɛk oʊ ˌtʃeɪm bər /
a room or other enclosed space that amplifies and reflects sound, generally used for broadcasting or recording echos or hollow sound effects: an open-air echo chamber;The hallway is a giant echo chamber.
an environment in which the same opinions are repeatedly voiced and promoted, so that people are not exposed to opposing views: an online echo chamber;We need to move beyond the echo chamber of our network to understand diverse perspectives.
Words nearby echo chamber
Origin of echo chamber
An Americanism dating back to 1935–40
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Examples from the Web for echo chamber
Facebook and Twitter enhance the echo-chamber effect; people tend to trust their friends.Obamacare Failed to Win Over Critics Because the Era of Big Ideas Is Over|Andrew Romano|June 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for echo chamber
a room with walls that reflect sound. It is used to make acoustic measurements and as a source of reverberant sound to be mixed with direct sound for recording or broadcastingAlso called: reverberation chamber
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