- 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.
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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.
- 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.
(plural sounding boards)
- A thin board that forms part of the resonating chamber of a musical instrument and serves to reinforce its sound
- A structure that reflects sound towards the intended listeners
- (by extension) Any device or means used to spread an idea or point of view
- A person, or group, whose reactions to a new idea or proposal serve to assess its acceptability
- Alternative spelling of sounding board.
- The choir-stalls and screen (1510) are finely carved, and of further interest are the ancient pulpit sounding-board (1432), some old stained glass, and the small models of ships, copies dating from 1638 of yet earlier models originally presented by the Dutch-Swedish Trading Company.
- Sometimes a sounding-board over the head of a speaker improves the hearing probably by preventing echo from a smooth wall behind him.