double-reed

[ duhb-uh l-reed ]
/ ˈdʌb əlˈrid /
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adjective Music.

of or relating to wind instruments producing sounds through two reeds fastened and beating together, as the oboe.

Nearby words

  1. double-minded,
  2. double-nickel,
  3. double-o,
  4. double-park,
  5. double-quick,
  6. double-ring,
  7. double-ripper,
  8. double-sided,
  9. double-space,
  10. double-stop

Origin of double-reed

First recorded in 1875–80

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British Dictionary definitions for double-reed

double-reed

adjective

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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