echoes echoes  /ˈɛ koʊz/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound waves
  2. (n) (Greek mythology) a nymph who was spurned by Narcissus and pined away until only her voice remained
  3. (n) a reply that repeats what has just been said
  4. (n) a reflected television or radio or radar beam
  5. (n) a close parallel of a feeling, idea, style, etc.
  6. (n) an imitation or repetition
  7. (v) to say again or imitate
  8. (v) ring or echo with sound
  9. (v) call to mind

Usage(s):

  1. Before the last echoes of penicillin's wonder-working died away, a fresh piece of news set the echoes going again.
  2. The pill-popping matriarch has echoes of O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night; the withering sarcasm recalls Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.

News

  1. Manfred the museum

    MANFRED Fewer than five people live full-time these days in the windswept prairie town of Manfred, but the echoes of former residents still linger. The entire town, which is located nine miles east of Harvey on U.S.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Minot Daily News

  2. Studio Session: Morning Ritual

    Morning Ritual's new album features widely varied styles from jazz to R&B and more. Watch them perform the chamber folk opening song "The Drought," which echoes Aaron Copland in its use of octaves and in the way it evokes the open space of the American plains.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Oregon Public Broadcasting

  3. On Iran's nuclear program, Obama should take a cue from JFK and 'go first'

    Fifty years ago, President John F. Kennedy delivered a commencement address at American University whose message echoes down the decades to the challenges America faces today – including the challenge of Iran.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "Tomorrow, we will come together as one people on the same Mall where Dr. King's dream echoes still," Obama said.
    on Jan 19, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: FOXNews

  2. "The last time I checked, the vice president is not an independent voice. He echoes the position of the president of the United States," Ridge said. "I think it's the responsibility of the vice president. If you're unwilling or unable to do...
    on Aug 17, 2008 By: Tom Ridge Source: FOXNews

  3. Mr. Leahy said in a statement late Tuesday night that the letter "echoes what other administration officials have said about the use of waterboarding" but that it did not "answer the critical questions we have been asking about its legality."
    on Jan 29, 2008 By: Patrick Leahy Source: New York Times

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