[ duhb-uhl-reed ]
/ ˈdʌb əlˈrid /
of or relating to wind instruments producing sounds through two reeds fastened and beating together, as the oboe.
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Origin of double-reed
First recorded in 1875–80
Words nearby double-reed
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The original form of the reed instruments was of the double-reed variety.Critical & Historical Essays|Edward MacDowell
British Dictionary definitions for double-reed
relating to or denoting a wind instrument in which the sounds are produced by air passing over two reeds that vibrate against each other
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