soundbox

/ˈsaʊndbɒks/ (say 'sowndboks)

noun
1. a chamber in a musical instrument, as the body of a violin, for increasing the sonority of its tone.
2. the part of an acoustic gramophone pick-up in which the mechanical movements of the needle are converted into acoustic impulses, usually based upon a diaphragm vibrated by the needle.
{sound1 + box1}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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