sound hole
noun Date: 1611 an opening in the top surface of a stringed instrument (as a violin) to enhance vibration and resonance — see violin illustration

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  • sound hole — /ˈsaʊnd hoʊl/ (say sownd hohl) noun a hole, usually in the shape of an f, cut in the sounding board of a violin or similar stringed instrument, with the object of increasing vibration …   Australian English dictionary

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