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sound hole

n. Music
A hole in the sounding board of a stringed instrument such as a violin or guitar that improves volume and tone quality.
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sound hole

n
(Instruments) any of variously shaped apertures in the sounding board of certain stringed instruments, such as the 'f' shaped holes of a violin
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Noun1.sound hole - a hole in a soundboard (as of a violin) designed to resonate with the tones
hole - an opening deliberately made in or through something
soundboard, sounding board - (music) resonator consisting of a thin board whose vibrations reinforce the sound of the instrument
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These are vinyl stickers for your guitar, which you can put on to the body, back, fretboard, pickguard, bridge, along the rosette (soundhole) and the headstock of your guitar.
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Guitarists are easy to eradicate (a lighted rag inserted through the soundhole works wonders), as are violinists (a small pair of scissors can snip through the hair on their bow in nanoseconds), but saxophonists are harder to silence, so why not do what I do?