- redwood seconds,
- reed bird,
- reed bunting,
- reed canary grass,
- reed grass,
- reed instrument
Origin of reeding
- 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
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
- 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
"tall, broad-leafed grass growing in wet places," Old English hreod "reed, rush," from Proto-Germanic *kreut- "reed" (cf. Old Saxon hraid, Old Frisian hriad, Middle Dutch ried, Dutch riet, Old High German hriot, German Ried), with no known cognates beyond Germanic.
Meaning "musical pipe made from a reed stem" is from late 14c. (reed-pipe is from c.1300). As part of the mouthpiece of a musical instrument it is attested from 1520s. Meaning "a reed instrument" is from 1838.
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.
see broken reed.