echo question


noun Grammar.

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
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