Definition of Soundbox

1. Noun. A resonating chamber in a musical instrument (as the body of a violin).

Exact synonyms: Body
Generic synonyms: Cavity Resonator, Resonating Chamber, Resonator



Definition of Soundbox

1. Noun. (music) In a string instrument, the hollow chamber that functions as a resonator ¹

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Definition of Soundbox

1. a resonant cavity in a musical instrument [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Soundbox

sound unit
sound wave
sound waves
soundable
soundage
soundalike
soundalikes
soundbank
soundbanks
soundbar
soundbars
soundbite
soundbites
soundboard
soundboards
soundbox (current term)
soundboxes
soundcard
soundcards
soundcheck
soundchecks
soundclash
soundclashes
sounded
sounder
sounders
soundest
soundeth
soundex code
soundhole

Literary usage of Soundbox

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1. The History of Music: A Handbook and Guide for Students by Waldo Selden Pratt (1907)
"The ' harp' and the ' lyre' are distinguished by having the strings either wholly or partially free from the soundbox (except at or near their lower ..."

2. Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of Music by William Smythe Babcock Mathews, Emil Liebling (1896)
"... strings of various material—steel wire, brass wire, catgut—some of them overspun. Under four or five of the strings on one side of the soundbox is a ..."

3. English Mechanic and World of Science: With which are Incorporated "the (1872)
"The length of U» soundbox is about 4ft., its breadth below lain. ... The soundbox is tapered from bottom to top. the front is rectangular, the back curved. ..."

4. Old English Instruments of Music: Their History and Character by Francis William Galpin (1911)
"It had a semicircular soundbox on the edge of which metal pins were placed ; these were set in vibration by means of a bow, and the sound, of the higher ..."

5. The Science of Musical Sounds by Dayton Clarence Miller (1916)
"... a conical or pyramidal tube, the smaller end of which is attached to the soundbox containing the diaphragm, while the larger end opens to the free air. ..."

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