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whispering gallery

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(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
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whispering gallery

ngalleria acustica
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She has joined forces with three other artistic models from her agency to put on an exhibition called Identity at Ronnie Wood's son Jamie's Whisper gallery in London.
Mounting 547 stairs with nothing to view but steps turning from wood to stone to iron, we rest at the Whisper Gallery, that perfect drum below the huge rotunda that whispers everyone's word "whisper" in both directions.