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A gallery or dome with acoustic properties such that a faint sound may be heard round its entire circumference.
- ‘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.’
- ‘I'd not been there in years, and back then I only made it as far as the whispering gallery.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Of course many Western cathedrals also have a whispering gallery, a simple and satisfying trick to impress the faithful’
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