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.
The aim of this work is, therefore, to investigate experimental conditions for the excitation of whispering gallery modes in a thin disk dielectric resonator suspended in free space with no metallic enclosure.
Visitors to the Whispering Gallery can carry on hushed conversations from opposite sides of the room as if they were standing next to each other.
Its name derives from the famous Whispering Gallery in the dome of St.
The other possibility is St Paul's Cathedral - the masterpiece of ingenious Sir Christopher Wren, with its world-famous Whispering Gallery.
At first, it looked as though Kieren Fallon had got Whispering Gallery up for a chance success, but the photo showed it was Laaheb by a nose.
A visit to the Whispering Gallery is a must for any visitor to St Paul's, provided they have the energy and stamina to climb the hundreds of steps high up into the Dome.
Ted Durcan takes the ride on the third Godolphin runner, Whispering Gallery who, like Dettori's mount, has a win to his name already at Meydan.
Godolphin joined in the party in the 2000m handicap in which Frankie Dettori made all on Whispering Gallery to score a comprehensive success.
When the wavelength of the laser light exactly matches the path length inside the waveguide, the waves superimpose and create a resonance, which acts analogously with the whispering gallery.
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.