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sounding board

a thin wooden board in a piano or comprising the upper surface of a resonating chamber in a violin, cello, etc., serving to amplify the vibrations produced by the strings passing across it
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

sounding board

A solid flat surface above a pulpit of an early church, intended to act as a sound reflector, directing a small fraction of sound of the speaker’s voice toward the listeners.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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