a wind instrument with a single or double reed, as a saxophone or an oboe.
- Also called reed.
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How to use reed instrument in a sentence
From somewhere on the distant hillside came the sweet, shrill quaver of a reed instrument.Where the Strange Trails Go Down | E. Alexander Powell
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
"Shalmyes" was probably a reed instrument of the character of an oboe.A Short History of English Music | Ernest Ford
Its ancestor was probably the zamr-el-kebyr, an Oriental reed instrument.Some Forerunners of Italian Opera | William James Henderson
The vocal instrument is unlike any other musical instrument; it most nearly approaches a reed instrument.The Brain and the Voice in Speech and Song | F. W. Mott