noun (plural pre-echoes)
- 1A faint copy heard just before an actual sound in a recording, caused by the accidental transfer of signals: very faint pre-echoes do not really mar the recordingMore example sentences
- One only mildly irritating curiosity worth mentioning here is a little bit of what sounds like pre-echo.
- Mackerras gets the brasher engineering, and there is some pre-echo here as well.
- 2A foreshadowing: one can detect pre-echoes of both the later worksMore example sentences
- It is not a surprise, then, that echoes and pre-echoes of all three composers - with all of the charm but without much of the genius - can be heard in his work.
- A curious pre-echo of Brecht's sardonic wit in East Germany 30 years later when the citizenry was rioting against the autocratic Communist rulers: ‘The government will have to dissolve the people and elect a new one.’
- In a kind of pre-echo of Kant and Wittgenstein, Nicolas of Cusa argued that wisdom consists in an awareness of the limits of one's knowledge.