sounding board

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sounding board (plural sounding boards)

  1. A thin board that forms part of the resonating chamber of a musical instrument and serves to reinforce its sound
  2. A structure that reflects sound towards the intended listeners
  3. (by extension) Any device or means used to spread an idea or point of view
    • 2019 May 5, Danette Chavez, “Campaigns are waged on and off the Game Of Thrones battlefield (newbies)”, in The A.V. Club[1]:
      Missandei had little interiority beyond being Dany’s sounding board and Grey Worm’s lover, and she had to die to give them both a reason to keep killing, even though you’d think the looming Last War is reason enough.
  4. A person, or group, whose reactions to a new idea or proposal serve to assess its acceptability

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