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echoing gloom

English translation: very dark and sinister and where sounds echo

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22:40 Jan 8, 2008
English to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase: echoing gloom
as they had stepped out of the Portakabin and into the echoing gloom of the warehouse.

What does it mean by "echoing gloom"?
Magicmarker
Local time: 11:50
English translation:very dark and sinister and where sounds echo
Explanation:
the warehouse is gloomy - dark and sinister, and the sounds that you make (footsteps, speaking) make an echo
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katsy
Local time: 06:50
Grading comment
thank you very much and thank you Mark for a very good explanation indeed
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +4very dark and sinister and where sounds echokatsy


  

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20 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +4
very dark and sinister and where sounds echo


Explanation:
the warehouse is gloomy - dark and sinister, and the sounds that you make (footsteps, speaking) make an echo

katsy
Local time: 06:50
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 32
Grading comment
thank you very much and thank you Mark for a very good explanation indeed

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Mark Nathan: presumably there would still be an echo if they turned the lights on - but as katsy says, "echoing gloom" is intended to suggest a slightly sinister atmosphere
33 mins
  -> yes indeed; thank you Mark :-)

agree  Patricia Townshend: And also with Mark
7 hrs
  -> Thanks Patricia :-)

agree  Gina Ferlisi
8 hrs
  -> Thanks gina :-)

agree  xxxAlfa Trans
2 days14 hrs
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