sound hole


noun

an opening in the soundboard of a musical stringed instrument, as a violin or lute, for increasing the soundboard's capacity for vibration.

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Origin of sound hole

First recorded in 1605–15
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sound hole

noun

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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