from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A room or enclosure with acoustically reflective walls used in broadcasting and recording to produce echoes or similar sound effects.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Music, broadcasting) A room with walls that resonate sound, producing audible echoes; it is used especially to create special sound effects in recording music.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A room or other enclosed space that is highly conducive to the production of echoes, particularly one that has been designed and built for this purpose.
  • noun In music production, a sound effect that may be applied to live or recorded sounds through a sound editing process, which creates the impression that the sounds originated in an enclosed space which was conducive to echoes.
  • noun derogatory, by extension An insular communication space that is of no interest to outsiders or refuses their input.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an enclosed space for producing reverberation of a sound


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word echo chamber.


    Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.