from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A sounding-board.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In musical instruments, a thin resonant plate of wood so placed as to enhance the power and quality of the tones by sympathetic vibration.
  • n. Same as sounding-board
  • n. See cut under abat-voix.
  • n. In organ-building, same as wind-chest.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (music) resonator consisting of a thin board whose vibrations reinforce the sound of the instrument


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