a chamber in a musical instrument, as the body of a violin, for increasing the sonority of its tone.

1870–75; sound1 + box1 Unabridged
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soundbox (ˈsaʊndˌbɒks)
the resonating chamber of the hollow body of a violin, guitar, etc

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The oud consists of a large soundbox connected to a short neck.
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