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
First recorded in 1605–15
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for sound hole
Historical Examples of sound hole
How characteristic the scroll and the sound-hole of each several maker!
How graceful is the turn of the sound-hole at both the upper and lower sections!
The points of failure in these imitations may be cited as the scroll and sound-hole.
Particularly is this the case in the form of the sound-hole and scroll.
His sound-hole cannot be considered an effective one, and is not in keeping with the work.
British Dictionary definitions for sound hole
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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