a question uttered by a listener that in effect repeats a speaker's sentence, replacing an unclear or doubted portion of the sentence with a stressed interrogative word, as You said WHAT to John? or He WHAT?
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Origin of echo question
First recorded in 1955–60
Words nearby echo question
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