Definition of Sound hole

1. Noun. A hole in a soundboard (as of a violin) designed to resonate with the tones.

Generic synonyms: Hole
Group relationships: Soundboard, Sounding Board



Definition of Sound hole

1. Noun. a hole in a stringed instrument that is shaped like an "f" ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sound Hole

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sound effect
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sound energy
sound engineer
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sound film
sound hole (current term)
sound holes
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Literary usage of Sound hole

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1. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1908)
"Another form ol sound-hole prevalent among viol-makers and extensively employed by ... Generally speaking, the true era of the/-sha]vd sound-hole began with ..."

2. Journal of the Straits Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society by Straits Branch (1904)
"The wall of the bamboo distad of the septum is obliquely sliced on one side and in the exposed surface the sound-hole is bored ; between the sound-hole-and ..."

3. Catalogue of the Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments by Frederick Stearns, Albert Augustus Stanley (1921)
"Flat sound-board, with ornamented rosette sound-hole. ... Circular sound-hole, inlaid. Six pegs carrying six strings of gut and overspun silk. ..."

4. Catalogue of the Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments by Frederick Stearns, Albert Augustus Stanley (1918)
"A triangular sound- hole. All string instruments of this type have rather large sound- holes, necessitated by the fact that the strings are plucked. ..."

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