Definitions

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  • adj. Without echo.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Without echo or response.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Giving or yielding no echo; calling forth no response.

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

  • adj. having or producing no echo

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Examples

  • Instead of getting drunk every night or coming up with another act to fool doctors into prescribing them drugs, they funnel their money and creative energies into “vast, echoless complex [es]” whose “stalactites have been precision-cut by CNC-milling machines, the walls shaped by computer-programmable routers.”

    Prunings XL

  • This colourless light, and the shrill echoless sound of their steps on the tiled paving were so familiar to Rubashov that for a few seconds he played with the illusion that he was dreaming again.

    Autumn

  • Instead of getting drunk every night or coming up with another act to fool doctors into prescribing them drugs, they funnel their money and creative energies into “vast, echoless complexes” whose “stalactites have been precision-cut by CNC-milling machines, the walls shaped by computer-programmable routers.”

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • ROB MARCIANO, CNN METEOROLOGIST (voice over): Electronics engineer Kate Remley watches buildings implode, conducts tests in abandoned mines and works in this odd-looking echoless chamber.

    CNN Transcript Oct 11, 2008

  • Footsteps cracked away down an unseen corridor above him, quickly swallowed in the echoless stone.

    Spirit Gate

  • Certain effects — an agreeable warmth, a delicate stillness, an echoless silence — gave our voices unaccustomed tone; at least, the listener fancied so.

    Last Leaves from Dunk Island

  • In the absence of vibratory media the noises of the reef are isolated. furtive, echoless — staccato accidentals and dull dissonances out of tune with the soothing theme of the sea.

    My Tropic Isle

  • His voice sounded flat and mute by the echoless expanse of plain.

    Mission Of Honor

  • The padded walls soaked up his laughter, echoless.

    A Fire Upon the Deep

  • The continuing sounds were muffled, echoless -- external.

    Blood of Amber

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