sounding board


sounding board

noun

: a person or group with whom you discuss ideas to see if the ideas are good

Full Definition of SOUNDING BOARD

1
a :  a structure behind or over a pulpit, rostrum, or platform to give distinctness and sonority to sound
b :  a device or agency that helps propagate opinions or utterances
c :  a person or group on whom one tries out an idea or opinion as a means of evaluating it
2
:  soundboard 1

Examples of SOUNDING BOARD

  1. My friend is my sounding board for new ideas.

First Known Use of SOUNDING BOARD

1729

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