whispering gallery


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whispering gallery

n
(Architecture) a gallery or dome with acoustic characteristics such that a sound made at one point is audible at distant points
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Noun1.whispering gallery - a space beneath a dome or arch in which sounds produced at certain points are clearly audible at certain distant pointswhispering gallery - a space beneath a dome or arch in which sounds produced at certain points are clearly audible at certain distant points
dome - a hemispherical roof
Translations

whispering gallery

ngalleria acustica
References in classic literature ?
Sir Clifford thinks of charging twopence for a peep at the whispering gallery in the spinal column; threepence to hear the echo in the hollow of his cerebellum; and sixpence for the unrivalled view from his forehead.
The brooding stillness of the world seemed sensitive to the slightest sound, like a whispering gallery.
A Group 3 scorer on the Flat for Godolphin, Whispering Gallery is two from two since beginning his career over jumps for John Ferguson, barely breaking sweat to capture novice hurdles at Leicester and Wetherby at the start of last year.
Godolphin joined in the party in the 2000m handicap in which Frankie Dettori made all on Whispering Gallery to score a comprehensive success.
Richard Hills came in for a chance winner when making all the running on Mark Johnston's Whispering Gallery in the Kick Off With Sky Bet Handicap.
The findings suggest that tighter curvature focuses more low-frequency sound waves against cochlea walls, channeling them more efficiently to the cochlea tips and making sounds more audible--just as in a whispering gallery.
Annually, boulders of ice are built into an igloo complex with a bar, a foyer adorned with ice sculptures and a whispering gallery.
But perhaps the most poignant moment came when a cellist played and white rose petals rained down 200ft from the Whispering Gallery.
This dimpling or narrowing of the fiber effectively changes the properties of the Whispering Gallery and has the effect that light traveling along the surface of the fiber would turn around and head back the way it came.
Martin Greenwood Whispering Gallery John Ferguson He won a bog standard race at Wetherby in outstanding fashion.
Cavalryman, a game globetrotter who even travelled as far at Australia to contest the Melbourne Cup (G1) last November, has been a useful servant to Godolphin handler Saeed Bin Surour, who was winning the Gold Cup for the fourth time following his past successes with Veracity (2009), Sabotage (2010) and Whispering Gallery (2011).
The storied church's first 259 steps lead to the whispering gallery.