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An old term for an insulating material or device used to reduce or absorb sound. Materials used for sound insulation are Hair felt, Foamed plastic, Mineral wool, Fiberboard, quilted fiber paper, Peat moss, Cork, and Sawdust.

Synonyms and Related Terms

deadening; soundproofing; sound insulation

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • The Dictionary of Paper, American Paper Institute, New York, Fourth Edition, 1980
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997

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