soundboard

noun
sound·​board | \ ˈsau̇n(d)-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce soundboard (audio) \
plural soundboards

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
3a : a device for monitoring and mixing (see mix 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

First Known Use of soundboard

1504, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about soundboard

Time Traveler for soundboard

Time Traveler

The first known use of soundboard was in 1504

See more words from the same year

Statistics for soundboard

Cite this Entry

“Soundboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soundboard. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on soundboard

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about soundboard

Comments on soundboard

What made you want to look up soundboard? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three bears two of them look like theyre whispering to a third bear who looks chuffed to be the center of attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!