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a person whose reactions to something serve as an indication of its acceptability
"I would use newspapermen as a sounding board for such policies"
sounding board, soundboardnoun
(music) resonator consisting of a thin board whose vibrations reinforce the sound of the instrument
A thin board that forms part of the resonating chamber of a musical instrument and serves to reinforce its sound
A structure that reflects sound towards the intended listeners
Any device or means used to spread an idea or point of view
A person, or group, whose reactions to a new idea or proposal serve to assess its acceptability
A sounding board, also known as a tester and abat-voix is a structure placed above and sometimes also behind a pulpit or other speaking platform that helps to project the sound of the speaker. It is usually made of wood. The structure may be specially shaped to assist the projection, for example, being formed as a parabolic reflector. In the typical setting of a church building, the sounding board may be ornately carved or constructed. The term "abat-voix," from the French word for the same thing (abattre (“to beat down”) + voix (“voice”)), is also used in English. The term “sounding board” is also used figuratively to describe a person who listens to a speech or proposal in order that the speaker may rehearse or explore the proposition more fully. The term is also used inter-personally to describe one person listening to another, and especially to their ideas. When a person listens and responds with comments, they provide a perspective that otherwise would not be available through introspection or thought alone.
A sounding board is a person or group on whom one tries out an idea or method to get their opinions or feedback. It can also refer to a structure behind or over a pulpit, stage, etc., that reflects sound toward the audience. The term originates from the wooden board used in musical instruments that helps to enhance or amplify the sound produced.
A sounding board is a structure placed above or behind a pulpit or other speaking platform which helps to project the sound of the speaker. The structure may be specially shaped to assist the projection, for example, being formed as a parabolic reflector. In the typical setting of a church building, the sounding board may be ornately carved or constructed. In this context it is also known as an abat-voix. The term may also be used figuratively to describe a person who listens to a speech or proposal in order that the speaker may rehearse or explore the proposition more fully. The term is also used inter-personally to describe one person listening to another, and especially to their ideas. When a person listens and responds with comments, they provide perspective that otherwise would not be available through introspection or thought alone.
The numerical value of sounding board in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of sounding board in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
She’s the one who taught my girls how to do laundry. She keeps us humble and focused on what’s important. She’s also my sounding board. She’ll sit and just listen and then ask me, ‘What do you think you should do about that?’ i didn’t come into (being first lady) with a blank slate.
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