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

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“Soundboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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