Definition of echt in English:

echt

Syllabification: echt
Pronunciation: /eKHt
 
, ekt
 
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adjective

Authentic and typical: the film’s opening was an echt pop snob event
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  • There is enough echt samurai swordplay to satisfy the most exacting martial arts fan, and yet somehow I can't see Tarantino lifting any of this.
  • On his fourth full-length, Banhart has carried on his exodus from his lonely singer-songwriter origins to arrive on stage as an echt frontman, newly confident, running the show.
  • There is a famous scene in E. M. Forster's novel Howards End where one person at a Beethoven concert hears only the music, while another envisions heroes and shipwrecks, while a third is reminded that Beethoven is echt Deutsch.

adverb

[as submodifier] Back to top  
Authentically and typically: echt-American writers as Hawthorne and Cooper and Mark Twain
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  • The macho codes of his strict, Marine Corps father were reinforced by those of the echt working-class small town of Carteret, where the McGreeveys lived.
  • There's usually a queue outside this pizzeria right opposite Cibreo - the reason being the excellent, echt Neapolitan pizzas made with the finest ingredients.
  • Bob Spinrad, who used to run PARC (an echt Cartesian organization) said ‘The only institutions that fund pure research are either monopolies or think they are.’

Origin

early 20th century: German, literally 'genuine, real'.

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