sound·​board | \ˈsau̇n(d)-ˌbȯrd \

Definition of soundboard 

1 : a thin resonant board (such as the belly of a violin) so placed in an instrument as to reinforce its tones by sympathetic vibration — see violin illustration

3 usually sound board : sound card

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Tony Campagna usually arrives at shows early with a tarp folded up in his backpack, hoping to grab a choice spot in front of the soundboard, where many fans say the music is clearest. Ira Iosebashvili, WSJ, "Phish Fans Are Friendly—Until the Tarps Come Out to Save Seats," 20 Aug. 2018 When the orchestra finally joined him, Gaines hit the soundboard with guns blazing, taking nearly every solo of the set and singing front and center. Sean J. O'connell,, "At Playboy Jazz Fest, a 17-year-old wonder, an 83-year-old master and tributes to Hef and Miles Davis," 10 June 2018 When the piece began, the music had an unheard-of sound, especially when punctuated by the pianist pounding on the soundboard. Anne M. Hamilton,, "Extraordinary Life: He Invited The World To Wesleyan Music," 10 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of soundboard

1504, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of soundboard was in 1504

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