soundbox

[ sound-boks ]
/ ˈsaʊndˌbɒks /

noun

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

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Origin of soundbox

First recorded in 1870–75; sound1 + box1
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British Dictionary definitions for soundbox

soundbox
/ (ˈsaʊndˌbɒks) /

noun

the resonating chamber of the hollow body of a violin, guitar, etc
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