sound bow
noun Date: 1688 the thick part of a bell against which the clapper strikes

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  • Sound bow — Sound Sound, n. [OE. soun, OF. son, sun, F. son, fr. L. sonus akin to Skr. svana sound, svan to sound, and perh. to E. swan. Cf. {Assonant}, {Consonant}, {Person}, {Sonata}, {Sonnet}, {Sonorous}, {Swan}.] 1. The peceived object occasioned by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sound bow — sound′ bow [[t]boʊ[/t]] n. mad the thick part of a bell against which the tongue strikes • Etymology: 1680–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • sound bow — noun contact (the part of a bell) against which the clapper strikes • Hypernyms: ↑contact, ↑tangency • Part Holonyms: ↑bell * * * noun Etymology: sound (III) …   Useful english dictionary

  • sound bow — /boh/ that part of a bell against which the tongue strikes. [1680 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • Sound — Sound, n. [OE. soun, OF. son, sun, F. son, fr. L. sonus akin to Skr. svana sound, svan to sound, and perh. to E. swan. Cf. {Assonant}, {Consonant}, {Person}, {Sonata}, {Sonnet}, {Sonorous}, {Swan}.] 1. The peceived object occasioned by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sound boarding — Sound Sound, n. [OE. soun, OF. son, sun, F. son, fr. L. sonus akin to Skr. svana sound, svan to sound, and perh. to E. swan. Cf. {Assonant}, {Consonant}, {Person}, {Sonata}, {Sonnet}, {Sonorous}, {Swan}.] 1. The peceived object occasioned by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sound post — Sound Sound, n. [OE. soun, OF. son, sun, F. son, fr. L. sonus akin to Skr. svana sound, svan to sound, and perh. to E. swan. Cf. {Assonant}, {Consonant}, {Person}, {Sonata}, {Sonnet}, {Sonorous}, {Swan}.] 1. The peceived object occasioned by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sound recording and reproduction — Sound recorder redirects here. For the audio recording program computer software, see Sound Recorder (Windows). Sound recording and reproduction is an electrical or mechanical inscription and re creation of sound waves, such as spoken voice,… …   Wikipedia

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  • Bow|bells — Bow bells, or Bow|bells «BOH BEHLZ», noun (plural). the bells of Bow Church, in London (St. Mary le Bow). Because it is nearly in the center of the City of London, the phrase within the sound of Bow bells came to be synonymous with “within the… …   Useful english dictionary

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