Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In phonetics, the round metal box which carries the reproducing or the recording stylus of the gramophone.
“But that no-longer-possible-person remains with you as an echo of yourself you can either choose to ignore, or attempt to build a sound-box around, to see if they have something interesting to say.”
“The forefinger of the right hand is used to strum the string of the sound-box.”
“When the strings are strummed, the vacuum in the sound-box takes air in through the pores, blowing it out to stabilize the process.”
“Yet the sound-box notion clung to him, for he made openings in his sound-board rail for air to escape.”
“They sound tinny and flat, and I'm beginning to suspect I haven't my sound-box adjusted right.”
“The hyoid cartilage is expanded, -- for Nature's own particular reasons, -- into a wonderful sound-box, as big as an English walnut, which gives to the adult voice a depth of pitch and a booming resonance that is impossible to describe.”
“The sound-box is lacking, which suppresses the entrance to it, or the window.”
“One performer in particular likes to mess around with this ambient sound-box prior to his exceedingly dull acoustic guitar act.”
“But introduce a needle by the lateral aperture which we have named the "window" and prick the cymbal at the bottom of the sound-box.”
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