- The definition of a sounding board is a person you run things by, or someone you turn to for advice.
An example of a sounding board is your mother, to whom you tell problems or ideas and have discussions with about those ideas or about possible solutions to the problems you are having.
sounding board definition by Webster's New World
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- soundboard (sense )
- a structure over or behind a rostrum, stage, etc. designed to reflect sound toward the audience
- a person or thing used for spreading ideas around
- a person on whom one tests one's ideas, opinions, etc.
sounding board definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Music a. A thin board forming the upper portion of the resonant chamber in an instrument, such as a violin or piano, and serving to increase resonance.b. A structure placed behind or over a podium or platform to reflect music or a speaker's voice to an audience. Also called soundboard.
- A person or group whose reactions to an idea, opinion, or point of view serve as a measure of its effectiveness or acceptability.
- A device or means serving to spread or popularize an idea or a point of view.