Definition of sound post in English:

sound post

noun

  • A small wooden rod wedged between the front and back surfaces of a violin or similar instrument and modifying its vibrations.

    • ‘Douglas’ design does away with the soundwell and utilizes sound posts to support the top.’
    • ‘We also have bridges, saddles, nuts, end pins, sound posts and other double bass parts available.’
    • ‘The sound post must be properly set in order to obtain the richness of sound from the instrument.’
    • ‘A good violin, however, may not be harmed if it is without a sound post for a short period of time, but an instrument should not be left in this situation for long.’
    • ‘It is advisable to loosely string the ‘G’ and ‘E’ strings first and then place the bridge on the spider with minimum tension before placing the two sound posts in position.’

Pronunciation

sound post

/ˈsoun(d) ˌpōst/