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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On non-game days, the building is relatively barren, with a couple of microphones and a soundboard lying on a desk. Shaun Goodwin, kansascity, "KC Urban Youth Academy contributing more than just baseball fields," 5 July 2018 The highlight of their set, though, was the circle pit DeVore encouraged fans to form around the soundboard, a wildly entertaining spectacle. Ed Masley, azcentral, "Vans Warped Tour says goodbye to Phoenix in its final summer on the road," 29 June 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 Out in the arena, Lovato sits alone on the floor near the soundboard, watching her 10 dancers go through their paces onstage. Mickey Rapkin, Billboard, "Demi Lovato on Touring With DJ Khaled, Avoiding 'Fake' People & the Need for Brutal Honesty," 8 Mar. 2018 The recording studio is equipped with a drum kit, xylophones, keyboards, guitars, a ukulele, a set of tone chimes, amps and a full recording soundboard. Timothy Finn, kansascity, "There's just something about the power of music: It helps us heal, cope, brings joy | The Kansas City Star," 6 Apr. 2018 Bieber’s archive includes an estimated 40,000 vinyl albums and thousands of soundboard tapes and videocassettes, as well as promotional items, posters, complete runs of counterculture newspapers, and much more. James Sullivan,, "Come on down to Norwood for . . . art and craft beer?," 6 Mar. 2018 The soundboard and recording console was the best in the world. Karen Bliss, Billboard, "Scott Borchetta's New Singing Competition Series Is Designed to 'Launch' Careers Overnight," 9 Jan. 2018 In a dark room filled with computer screens and soundboards, students are busy learning skills that will help their future careers. Alex Aguirre, The Seattle Times, "Students learn about TV at Texas school district station," 14 Dec. 2017

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1504, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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