Definitions for: Sounding Board


[n] (music) resonator consisting of a thin board whose vibrations reinforce the sound of the instrument
[n] a person whose reactions to something serve as an indication of its acceptability; "I would use newspapermen as a sounding board for such policies"



Webster (1913) Definition: Sound"ing-board`, n.
1. (Mus.) A thin board which propagates the sound in a piano,
in a violin, and in some other musical instruments.

2. A board or structure placed behind or over a pulpit or
rostrum to give distinctness to a speaker's voice.

3. pl. See Sound boarding, under Sound, a noise.

Synonyms: soundboard

See Also: cavity resonator, forte-piano, human, individual, mortal, person, piano, pianoforte, resonating chamber, resonator, somebody, someone, soul, sound hole, stringed instrument

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