One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the hills sent back a faint echo of my shout’
reverberation, reverberating, reflection, resounding, ringing, repetition, repeat, reiteration, answer
2‘the scene she described was an echo of the one Lisa had always imagined’
duplicate, copy, replica, facsimile, reproduction, imitation, close likeness, exact likeness, mirror image, twin, double, clone, match, mate, fellow, counterpart, parallel
informal lookalike, spitting image, ringer, dead ringer
3‘was there even the slightest echo of the love they had known?’
trace, vestige, remains, remnant, relic, survival, ghost, memory, evocation, recollection, remembrance, reminiscence, reminder, souvenir, sign, mark, indication, token, suggestion, hint, evidence, clue, allusion, intimation
1‘his laughter echoed round the room’
reverberate, re-echo, resonate, resound, reflect, ring, pulsate, vibrate, be repeated
2‘Bill echoed Rex's words in a sarcastic sing-song’
repeat, say again, restate, reiterate, copy, imitate, parrot, parody, mimic
reproduce, iterate, recite, quote, rehearse, recapitulate, regurgitate
informal recap, trot out
rare reprise, ingeminate
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