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- n. Alternative spelling of sounding board.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A thin board which propagates the sound in a piano, in a violin, and in some other musical instruments.
- n. A board or structure placed behind or over a pulpit or rostrum to give distinctness to a speaker's voice.
- n. See Sound boarding, under Sound, a noise.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A canopy over a pulpit, etc., to direct the sound of a speaker's voice toward the audience. See abat-voix. Also soundboard.
- n. In building, a board used in the deafening of floors, partitions, etc. See sound-boarding.
- n. Same as soundboard, 1.
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
- n. a person whose reactions to something serve as an indication of its acceptability
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The film also stars Alison Brie as her sister, who serves as her sounding-board and, frequently, her goad.
Jodi: Dave has not only been a sounding-board for for ideas across the years, but also an editor when called upon.
Rather than that, it seemed as though the speaker is a cliché revolutionary and the listener something of a numb sounding-board.
The sounding-board is crowned by the three theological virtues, and the Good Shepherd:
The loving kindness of my oldest sister's lifelong caregiver, Karen Hansen, helped my younger sister and I withstand our mother's extreme moods and unstable temperament ... and as a "sounding-board," she, in a sense, gave my mother informal therapy.
It makes sense for plays to feed into movies since some stories have to change to work off the page: to provide a sounding-board for what in prose could be an internal monologue, for instance, or to tell a story without a narrator or not in documentary form.
You may serve as a confidant, sounding-board and personal advisor to your mentee, especially as the relationship grows deeper over time.
And where better than in literary writing to find a sounding-board for the sense that alternatives can be copresent and animating rather than monitored by negation?
Brownback is so far in right field that he is irrelevant, except as a predictable sounding-board for the right.
Henry Bergman had been working alongside Chaplin–as an actor, adviser and ubiquitous sounding-board–since his first years of performing with the Mack Sennett company.