soundboard

noun

sound·​board ˈsau̇n(d)-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce soundboard (audio)
plural soundboards
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
2
3
a
: a device for monitoring and mixing (see mix entry 1 sense 2) sounds from various input sources
… the soundboard receives 110 channels for microphone feeds, each capturing musical hues from separate sources. Jim Dwyer
b
or sound board : sound card
Lab technicians installed all of the sound boards using the supplied software installation utilities … Tom Benford

Word History

First Known Use

1504, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of soundboard was in 1504

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Cite this Entry

“Soundboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soundboard. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

soundboard

noun
sound·​board ˈsau̇n(d)-ˌbō(ə)rd How to pronounce soundboard (audio)
-ˌbȯ(ə)rd
1
: a thin board under the strings of a musical instrument (as a piano) that vibrates slightly from the sound made by the strings and serves to strengthen the sound given off by the instrument
2

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