or re-ech·o


verb (used without object), re·ech·oed, re·ech·o·ing.

to echo back, as a sound.
to give back an echo; resound.

verb (used with object), re·ech·oed, re·ech·o·ing.

to echo back.
to repeat like an echo.

noun, plural re·ech·oes.

a repeated echo.

Origin of reecho

First recorded in 1580–90; re- + echo Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for re-echo

Historical Examples of re-echo

  • My voice seemed to reverberate and re-echo as if I had shouted with all my strength.

    The Blue Germ

    Martin Swayne

  • The knock seemed to re-echo inside him; he hurried to get away from it.

    Sons and Lovers

    David Herbert Lawrence

  • And probably dog-lovers of all classes will re-echo the same.


    Major Gambier-Parry

  • Slowly, with heavy footsteps that re-echo, the statue enters.

  • The Enchiridion was, in truth, a re-echo of the very key-note of Colets faith.

    The Oxford Reformers

    Frederic Seebohm

British Dictionary definitions for re-echo


verb -oes, -oing or -oed

to echo (a sound that is already an echo); resound
(tr) to repeat like an echo
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Word Origin and History for re-echo

1580s, from re- + echo (v.). Related: Re-echoed; re-echoing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper