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English noun: sounding board

1. sounding board (person) a person whose reactions to something serve as an indication of its acceptability

SamplesI would use newspapermen as a sounding board for such policies.

Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

2. sounding board (artifact) (music) resonator consisting of a thin board whose vibrations reinforce the sound of the instrument


Broader (hypernym)cavity resonator, resonating chamber, resonator

Part holonymsound hole

Part meronymforte-piano, piano, pianoforte, stringed instrument

Domain categorymusic

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