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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Echo

ECH'O, noun [Latin echo; Gr.sound, to sound.]

1. A sound reflected or reverberated from a solid body; sound returned; repercussion of sound; as an echo from a distant hill.

The sound must seem an echo to the sense.

2. In fabulous history, a nymph, the daughter of the Air and Tellus, who pined into a sound, for love of Narcissus.

3. In architecture, a vault or arch for redoubling sounds.

ECH'O, verb intransitive To resound; to reflect sound.

The hall echoed with acclamations.

1. To be sounded back; as echoing noise.

ECH'O, verb transitive To reverberate or send back sound; to return what has been uttered.

Those peals are echoed by the Trojan throng.