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Whispering gallery
Whispering Whis"per*ing, a. & n. from Whisper. v. t. Whispering gallery, or Whispering dome, one of such a form that sounds produced in certain parts of it are concentrated by reflection from the walls to another part, so that whispers or feeble sounds are audible at a much greater distance than under ordinary circumstances.
Whispering gallery
Gallery Gal"ler*y, n.; pl. Galleries. [F. galerie, It. galleria, fr. LL. galeria gallery, perh. orig., a festal hall, banquetting hall; cf. OF. galerie a rejoicing, fr. galer to rejoice. Cf. Gallant, a.] 1. A long and narrow corridor, or place for walking; a connecting passageway, as between one room and another; also, a long hole or passage excavated by a boring or burrowing animal. 2. A room for the exhibition of works of art; as, a picture gallery; hence, also, a large or important collection of paintings, sculptures, etc. 3. A long and narrow platform attached to one or more sides of public hall or the interior of a church, and supported by brackets or columns; -- sometimes intended to be occupied by musicians or spectators, sometimes designed merely to increase the capacity of the hall. 4. (Naut.) A frame, like a balcony, projecting from the stern or quarter of a ship, and hence called stern gallery or quarter gallery, -- seldom found in vessels built since 1850. 5. (Fort.) Any communication which is covered overhead as well as at the sides. When prepared for defense, it is a defensive gallery. 6. (Mining) A working drift or level. Whispering gallery. See under Whispering.

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- A whispering gallery is usually a circular, hemispherical, elliptical or ellipsoidal enclosure, often beneath a dome or a vault, in which whispers can...
- Whispering-gallery waves, or whispering-gallery modes, are a type of wave that can travel around a concave surface. Originally discovered for sound waves...
- 'whispering gallery' pair of dishes Acoustic location Sound ranging, for the artillery use Parabolic microphone Whispering gallery Whispering-gallery wave...
- Around the base of the dome is a gallery, accessed by the staircases in the towers. It is known as the 'whispering gallery' since the faintest sound from...
- is not open for tours or tourist visits. Cecilia Hall features a whispering gallery, an elliptical room reminiscent of Saint Paul's Cathedral, in which...
- Whispering Problems playing this file? See media help. Whispering is an unvoiced mode of phonation in which the vocal cords are abducted so that they...
- regularly spaced resonant frequencies called whispering gallery modes, named for the Whispering Gallery in St. Paul's Cathedral in London. Researchers...
- concepts behind optical ring resonators are the same as those behind whispering galleries except that they use light and obey the properties behind constructive...
- April 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2012. Whispering Gallery 117 Whispering Gallery 133 Whispering Gallery 119 Whispering Gallery 119 (IDDD01)Hedges, "The First...
- Northedge 1986, p. 114. Henig 1973, p. 173. Temperley, A.C. (1938). The Whispering Gallery Of Europe. Goldblat 2002, p. 24. Eloranta, Jari (2011). "Why did the...