reed instrument


noun Music.

a wind instrument with a single or double reed, as a saxophone or an oboe.

Nearby words

  1. reed,
  2. reed bird,
  3. reed bunting,
  4. reed canary grass,
  5. reed grass,
  6. reed mace,
  7. reed organ,
  8. reed pipe,
  9. reed stop,
  10. reed warbler

Also called reed. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for reed instrument

  • To a reed-instrument player it was painful to see the oboist bite a bit off his reed when the tone was not to his liking!

    Rustic Sounds|Francis Darwin