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Topic: COLOURS AND SOUNDS


echo

1 verb
     
ech‧o1
1 [intransitive]C if a sound echoes, you hear it again because it was made near something such as a wall or hill:
The sound of an engine echoed back from the thick forest.
echo through/round
He could hear eerie noises echoing through the corridors.
2 [intransitive] if a place echoes, it is filled with sounds that are repeated or are similar to each other
echo with
The house echoed with the sound of children's voices.
3 [transitive] literary to repeat what someone else has just said:
'You bet,' she said, echoing his words.
4 [transitive] to repeat an idea or opinion because you agree with it:
The article simply echoed the NRA's arguments against gun control.
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