sound box

noun

Definition of sound box

1 : a hollow chamber in a musical instrument for increasing its sonority
2 : a device in an early phonograph for producing sound from a record by using the vibration of a needle to move a diaphragm

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The mbira consists of a set of steel tines suspended over a sound box. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Musical instrument goes flat in presence of adulterated medicine," 17 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of sound box

circa 1875, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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