Make Your Editor Cry: Echo (Awkward Plural)

Make Your Editor Cry: Echo (Awkward Plural)

BLUF: (Bottom Line Up Front)
The plural of echo is echoes or rarely echos.

echo: the repetition of a sound caused by reflection of sound waves: the sound due to such reflection

The singular of echo is echo. The plural of echo is properly echoes or less commonly and in my opinion wrongly echos. You can use either, just be consistent throughout the entire text. Either plural conforms to the standard rules for forming the plurals of nouns in English.

Animals that use echoes are cetaceans.
People always seem to see echos of their own lives in my films. (Jill Clayburgh)

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