noun, plural ech·oes.
verb (used without object), ech·oed, ech·o·ing.
verb (used with object), ech·oed, ech·o·ing.
- echo boomer,
- echo chamber,
- echo check,
- echo diplacusis,
- echo plate
Origin of echo
noun plural -oes
- the reflection of sound or other radiation by a reflecting medium, esp a solid object
- the sound so reflected
- the signal reflected by a radar target
- the trace produced by such a signal on a radar screen
verb -oes, -oing or -oed
Word Origin for echo
1550s, from echo (n.). Related: Echoed; echoing.
mid-14c., from Latin echo, from Greek echo, personified as a mountain nymph, from or related to ekhe "sound," ekhein "to resound," from PIE root *swagh- "to resound" (cf. Sanskrit vagnuh "sound," Latin vagire "to cry," Old English swogan "to resound"). Related: Echoes.