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From Latin eccum, from ecce +‎ eum.


  • IPA(key): /ˈɛk.ko/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛkko
  • Hyphenation: èc‧co



  1. used to call someone's attention to suddenly approaching or appearing beings or things; here is..., there is...
  2. used to call someone's attention to the presence of a being(s) or thing(s); here is..., there is...
  3. (figurative) used to call someone's attention to a fact or situation
  4. used to introduce an act of handing or gifting; here is...
  5. used to introduce a clarification or explanation; that is, that is to say
    ecco tuttothat's all
  6. used as an affirmative response to a call or command; here is...
  7. used as an intensifier of a following declarative statement
  8. used to express the suddenness of an event
  9. used as intensifier, before a locative or predicate complement, to express amazement, satisfaction, displeasure or other emotions (depending on context)
  10. used as intensifier, before a past participle form, to indicate a completed action
    ecco fatto!done! there! all done!
  11. used to introduce an exemplification
  12. used to introduce a conclusion so, therefore



  1. here it is! there you have it!
  2. used to express hesitation; er, um
  3. (obsolete) used to express encouragement

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  1. Alternative form of eccho