Definition of whispering gallery in English:

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whispering gallery

Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)wisp(ə)riNG ˈɡal(ə)rē/


A gallery or dome with acoustic properties such that a faint sound may be heard around its entire circumference.
Example sentences
  • On a quieter day I could have whispered to someone positioned diametrically opposite me thirty yards across the room - whispering galleries best reflect sounds of higher wavelengths - but with so many people there was no definition.
  • The dome boasts a famous whispering gallery and Perry - one of the greatest sound magicians of the modern recording studio - had been checking out the natural 300-year-old acoustic marvel of Sir Christopher Wren.
  • I'd not been there in years, and back then I only made it as far as the whispering gallery.
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