In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(repeated sound)eco masculinethe echo of footsteps — el eco de pasos
- Unfurling in a narcotic haze, the five songs on Auspicious Winds unfold slowly upon flowing echo and chiming reverb.
- She was about to give up when she heard the faint echo of voices somewhere nearby.
- Dub is minimalized [and] spacey with the reverb and echo.
- From past experience, I know that you can often hear a faint echo of your own voice.
- There was no screaming, no running footsteps, no echoes across the stony surfaces.
- The three of them slowly made their way into the next room, and the doors slammed behind them, raising a loud and booming echo.
- Dub music prefigured the dance remix, with fewer vocals and layers of bass-heavy echo and reverb, giving the MC more room to chat over records.
- And then there's that voice: a lazy, amniotic drift like some ageless, graceful neuter, swathed in a nimbus of echo and reverb.
- The sound mix is monaural, with some echo in spots to give it the illusion of depth, especially during internal monologues.
- Think lots of reverb, echo, and all-out intergalactic noise accompanying traditional reggae beats and vocals.
- The problem, as I see it anyway, is that… well, I'm normally just super keen on albums making liberal use of reverb, echo, or delay.
- We scream as we hit the water, the echoes flying back and forth in the circle of peaks.
- Blair stood frozen like that, listening to the echoes of his footsteps and the hum of his car engine reverberating in her ears as they faded into the night.
- The sewers reverberated with the muffled echoes of explosions and the sounds of war.
- If a bat sends out two clicks and notices a difference between the echoes, it knows a tasty bug is moving nearby.
- In the distance, she could hear the faint echo of footsteps.
- One of the first sounds on the album is the toot from a melodica drenched in echo; now you know why I bothered with the introduction.
- The recorded sound has too much echo for my taste, but I can live with it.
- Carpets are needed throughout to dull the sound of footsteps and echoes in the corridors, which can distract and upset some children.
- These sounds are received as echoes in the dolphin's jawbone and the signal is transmitted to its brain.
- He knelt, his knees cracking so loudly that a quiet echo bounced about the arena.
- Caleb had not yet caught up with her, but she heard the door open and then close behind her, followed by the echo of his footsteps off of the high walls.
- The sound mix adds more reverberant echo to Vaughan's voice once the entirety of the space and the physical relations within it have been revealed.
- The high-pitched echoes sounded louder than the actual shriek itself as they rebounded off the dirt walls.
- My hands went up to clap over my ears; each shot sounded like an explosion, the echoes rolling fast back through the woods.
- I stood still, listening, and realized it was not an echo but the sound of hooves - a lone rider coming through the gate.
- There's a distant, dim echo of his voice coming off the mountain, followed by silence.
- True, the band is actually vocalizing live, complete with lots of reverb and echo to mimic their records' spatial luxury.
- She remembered the dark, cold cavern and the hollow echoes of her footsteps as she walked into its darkness.
- But then came the loud echo of footsteps as a woman entered the arena.
- She listened to the tiny echoes of her footsteps.
2(sympathetic response)eco masculineto find echo — tener / encontrar eco
- But there are ominous echoes of the past.
- Yesterday's attacks carried several eerie echoes of the July 7 bombings.
- The latter term evokes a distant echo to disgust, a moral revulsion that verges on physical recoil.
- In Spain and Greece early 2002 gave the lie to the persistent rumours that the movement could not survive the echoes of 11 September in the most dramatic way.
- Definitely there's echoes of perhaps this idea of going out in a blaze of glory, or perhaps as a stark reminder to people of the reality of motor vehicle crashes.
- I can remember echoes of that Presbyterian morality in Scotland as late as the 1980's and think they probably exist still today in very diluted form.
- And in an echo of events in Britain, 75,000 civil servants will be made redundant over the next two years.
- This meant that fewer echoes or remnants of the market had survived.
- This was seen at the time as a morale-boosting exercise designed to show contempt for the enemy and was an echo of a similar mess meeting held in Occupied France during the second world war.
- He suggests that the Bali bombings are an echo of this.
- There are certainly echoes of other recent events.
- In a vague echo of '60s counterculture and New Age platitudes, these crusades are likened to the sacred quest for human freedom.
- It is common for listeners to perceive an echo of Beethoven's life in his music, which often depicts struggle followed by triumph.
- However, for those seeking echoes of today's events, there are some hints there.
- Moreover one frequently finds echoes of his ideas in the writing of many specialists.
- The news from Washington this past week had eerie echoes of the lead-up to the war in Iraq.
1(voices/footsteps) hacer eco(voices/footsteps) resonarto echo with / to sth
- the room echoed with / to the sound of laughter — la sala resonaba / retumbaba con risas
- She could hear the reverberation of the boom echo throughout the house.
- The noise of it shutting echoed eerily through the seemingly empty hallway.
- So far, only four numbers had been retrieved and the sound of feet echoed even louder now.
- Save for their footsteps, which echoed in the darkness, it was deathly silent.
- Suddenly, a shrill cry echoed through the forest.
- Footsteps echoed hollowly in the corridor outside her cell, coming closer.
- Her voice echoed loudly off the metal walls.
- The sound echoed down the halls, and they all jumped.
- Gunshots echoed through the forests, quickly absorbed by the trees surrounding the cottage.
- At that moment, a long wolf howl was heard, echoing through the woods.
- Thunder echoed again through the corridors of castle Novena.
- Thunder echoed through the house and shook it as it bellowed across the sky.
- Her footsteps echoed softly against the linoleum floor.
- He slowly brought up his head as a cheering roar echoed throughout the grand chamber.
- My bags of groceries rustle, and the sound echoes loudly in the large room.
- Their attention was drawn to the sounds echoing down the corridor from the hall ahead of them.
- The next thing I know a loud ringing echoes in my ears.
- Her footsteps echoed loudly down the long halls.
- The sounds of fierce combat echo throughout the Combat Arena.
- Kevin's voice echoes slightly off the walls.
1(repeat)the mountain echoed (back) his shouts — la montaña le devolvía el eco de sus gritos
- do it now — now?, she echoed — hazlo ahora — ¿ahora? — repitió
2(express agreement with)(criticism/opinion) hacerse eco de
- The negative ones echo my own opinion that the book really isn't very good.
- On Tuesday some other disappointed chairman will echo his words.
- As someone who has watched and reported on the story since it broke, I must echo his opinion; the regulations are a farce.
- Solemnly the council once again echoed what the spokesman said.
- His comments echo the findings of reports into race relations in Bradford published following last summer's riots.
- These words were echoed by one commuter on the 65 bus route, which passes the advert, who asked not to be named.
- The voters will likely remain satisfied to hear their views echoed rather than to have a representative on the government side.
- His views were echoed by a resident of Island Close, who is equally frustrated.
- Candidates from all parties are echoing similar rhetoric.
- His words were echoed by those who spoke after him of the need for social dialogue and joint problem solving, pooling of all available resources for the common good.
- This opinion was echoed by a few other visitors, who also felt that the prices were competitive.
- Which is what we have; and nothing, I might add, echoing his words, is better calculated to undermine ministers' responsibility.
- How many can echo his words ‘It's a joy getting up each morning for work’?
- The world echoes with condemnation of the suicide bombers.
- It was a view echoed in Britain not so long ago by those who spoke of the ‘cycle of deprivation’ which afflicted the poor and the working class.
- In the meantime, he simply echoes the words of Keynes who once said that ‘in the long run we are all dead’.
- The Palestinian Prime Minister's reaction in a press conference echoed this rhetoric.
- Bishop Chartres's words were echoed during a series of commemoration services held at cathedrals and churches around the country over the weekend.
- Youth elsewhere in the country also echo these sentiments.
3(recall)their style echoes (that of) Renaissance artists — su estilo tiene ecos renacentistas
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