Definition of Soundboard

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

Exact synonyms: Sounding Board
Group relationships: Forte-piano, Piano, Pianoforte, Stringed Instrument
Generic synonyms: Cavity Resonator, Resonating Chamber, Resonator
Terms within: Sound Hole
Category relationships: Music



Definition of Soundboard

1. n. A sounding- board.

Definition of Soundboard

1. Noun. (music) A board placed within a musical instrument to improve vibrations ¹

2. Noun. A sounding board ¹

3. Noun. (Internet) A control panel offering playback of various sound effects. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Soundboard

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Soundboard

sound truck
sound trucks
sound unit
sound wave
sound waves
soundable
soundage
soundalike
soundalikes
soundbank
soundbanks
soundbar
soundbars
soundbite
soundbites
soundboard (current term)
soundboards
soundbox
soundboxes
soundcard
soundcards
soundcheck
soundchecks
soundclash
soundclashes
sounded
sounder
sounders
soundest
soundeth

Literary usage of Soundboard

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. English Mechanic and World of Science: With which are Incorporated "the ...Industrial arts (1879)
"The frame can lean against th« wall while the wood sides and soundboard are attached. The wooden sides of 1 Jin. pine, and 4iu. wide, are fixed at right ..."

2. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1880) by John Alexander Fuller-Maitland, George Grove (1880)
"The ' Spring soundboard ' was formed in the following manner. The valves of each note were closed in on each side by two diminutive walls (soundboard bars) ..."

3. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1889) by Eminent Writers by John Alexander Fuller-Maitland, Adela Harriet Sophia Bagot Wodehouse (1880)
"The 'Spring soundboard' was formed in the following manner. The valves of each note were closed in on each side by two diminutive walls (soundboard bars) ..."

4. Modern Music and Musicians by Louis Charles Elson (1918)
"The soundboard, which is slightly convex to the strings, lies under them along ... Between the soundboard and the wrest-plank there is a narrow space left, ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"The soundboard contains the grooves which receive the wind from the valves, and the slides by which the handles of the stops control -the transmission of ..."

6. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1889) by Eminent Writers by John Alexander Fuller-Maitland, Adela Harriet Sophia Bagot Wodehouse (1879)
"Along the centre of the soundboard is glued a strip of beech, ... The soundboard ia ribbed underneath by two narrow bars, crossing the grain of the pine, ..."

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