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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: Greek

echo

2 noun
     
echo2 plural echoes [countable]
1C a sound that you hear again after a loud noise, because it was made near something such as a wall:
Her scream was followed by a loud echo.
2 something that is very similar to something that has happened or been said before
echo of
The article contains echoes of an earlier report.
This idea finds an echo in many African countries.

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