whispering gallery


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whispering gallery

[′wis·pər·iŋ ‚gal·rē]
(acoustics)
A domed gallery in which weak sounds can be heard at great distances.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

whispering gallery, whispering dome

A large dome or vault that reflects sounds (esp. high frequencies) along a large concave surface so that even whispers may be heard some distance away.
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Prince Charles and Prince Harry leave the ceremony at St Paul's; A cascade of more than 3,000 rose petals decend from the whispering gallery of St Paul's, where 2,000 people attended the memorial service.
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In what would be a wish come true, just one day before attending the game, Terry, of Stirchley, paid a visit to St Paul's Cathedral and recalls being in the whispering gallery where he whispered to some German tourists at the other end: "England will win the World Cup."
"By forcing the light to circulate thousands of times around the edge of this disk in the same way that sound concentrates and reinforces itself in a curve in a phenomena known as a "whispering gallery" -- as seen in St Paul's Cathedral in London or the Whispering Wall at Barossa Reservoir -- then we can measure this minuscule difference in speed with great precision." Professor Luiten says the researchers have developed a new technique which could be redesigned for ultra-sensitive measurements of other things such as pressure, humidity, force or searching for a particular chemical.
Martin Greenwood Whispering Gallery John Ferguson He won a bog standard race at Wetherby in outstanding fashion.