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sound hole

noun
1.
an opening in the soundboard of a musical stringed instrument, as a violin or lute, for increasing the soundboard's capacity for vibration.
Origin of sound hole
1605-1615
1605-15
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  • Each country has its peculiar and native rendering of every sound hole that was first designed in Italy.

    Antonio Stradivari Horace William Petherick
  • I don't say there's much in the hole; but it's a good, sound hole as far as it goes, and it can't have to go much further.

    Denis Dent Ernest W. Hornung
British Dictionary definitions for sound hole

sound hole

noun
1.
any of variously shaped apertures in the sounding board of certain stringed instruments, such as the `f' shaped holes of a violin
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