Definition for reeding (2 of 2)
- a pastoral or rustic musical pipe made from a reed or from the hollow stalk of some other plant.
- a small, flexible piece of cane or metal that, attached to the mouth of any of various wind instruments, is set into vibration by a stream of air and, in turn, sets into vibration the air column enclosed in the tube of the instrument.
- reed instrument.
verb (used with object)
Origin of reed
Related formsreed·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for reeding
He frequently decorated his flatware with a refined etching or gravure, his hollow ware with reeding.Seaport in Virginia|Gay Montague Moore
The stiles of the entrance are basically the pilaster type although the reeding within the pilaster is rounded rather than flat.
The mantel is somewhat busy, and a little heavy, yet it has delicate detail and reeding on the sides.
The calculator must not forget the cost of entering the first warp in a harness, also the reeding.Theory Of Silk Weaving|Arnold Wolfensberger
British Dictionary definitions for reeding (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for reeding (2 of 3)
- a thin piece of cane or metal inserted into the tubes of certain wind instruments, which sets in vibration the air column inside the tube
- a wind instrument or organ pipe that sounds by means of a reed
Word Origin for reed
British Dictionary definitions for reeding (3 of 3)
Medicine definitions for reeding
Science definitions for reeding
Culture definitions for reeding
A thin piece of wood or plastic used in many woodwind instruments. It vibrates when the player holds it in the mouth and blows over it (as with a single reed) or through it (as with a double reed). Clarinets and saxophones use a single reed; bassoons and oboes use a double reed.
Idioms and Phrases with reeding
see broken reed.