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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You will also be asked to become a critic (a biased one, none the less … who is not beneath taking bribes), a sound-board, a gentle (or not so) prodder, and an idea generator.
Some people choose a violin to make their music and another chooses a sound-board.
Three Boulder High kids meanwhile were working the auditorium sound-board in the middle of the room, providing a low-level Bob Marley background thrum for the pre-event.
Several private cubicles had been built into the back wall, complete with computer and sound-board hookups.
If the bridge and sound-board be heavily weighted with thick strings, vibration will surely be checked.
Beech England Wrest-plank, bridge or sound-board, centre of legs.
The sound-board itself is made of most carefully chosen pine; in Europe of the _Abies excelsa_, the spruce fir, which, when well grown, and of light, even grain, is the best of all woods for resonance.
We know, with less exactness, that the sound-board follows similar laws.
Cristofori instruments, wrest plank, sound-board, string-block, and action; the harpsichord scale of stringing being still retained.
We have already seen how readily the strings take up vibrations which are only pure when, as secondary vibrations, they arise by reversion from the sound-board.