American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Music 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.
- n. Music A structure placed behind or over a podium or platform to reflect music or a speaker's voice to an audience. Also called soundboard.
- n. A person or group whose reactions to an idea, opinion, or point of view serve as a measure of its effectiveness or acceptability.
- n. A device or means serving to spread or popularize an idea or a point of view.
- n. A thin board that forms part of the resonating chamber of a musical instrument and serves to reinforce its sound
- n. A structure that reflects sound towards the intended listeners
- n. by extension Any device or means used to spread an idea or point of view
- n. A person, or group, whose reactions to a new idea or proposal serve to assess its acceptability
“And he became the presidents most trusted adviser by providing a sounding board and pushing his own ideas when he thought those best served the presidentsand the nationsinterests.”
“And my agent in New York, Paul Bresnick, served as an editorial sounding board as well as a font of sage and reliable advice.”
“But, truth be told, the Beans were more well-known, so a brawl with any kid moving to Ghouls was a sounding board for any local hood star on the come-up.”
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