whispering gallery

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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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