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echo chamber

noun
1.
a room or studio with resonant walls for broadcasting or recording echoes or hollow sound effects.
Origin of echo chamber
1935-1940
An Americanism dating back to 1935-40
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  • The room, apparently, was designed on the acoustical principle of an echo chamber or a drum.

    Tangle Hold F. L. Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for echo chamber

echo chamber

noun
1.
a room with walls that reflect sound. It is used to make acoustic measurements and as a source of reverberant sound to be mixed with direct sound for recording or broadcasting Also called reverberation chamber
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