[ ree-dee ]
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adjective,reed·i·er, reed·i·est.
  1. full of reeds: a reedy marsh.

  2. consisting or made of a reed or reeds: a reedy pipe.

  1. like a reed or reeds: reedy grass.

  2. having a sound like that of a reed instrument.

Origin of reedy

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at reed, -y1

Other words from reedy

  • reed·i·ness, noun

Words Nearby reedy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use reedy in a sentence

  • She strained her eyes and thought she made out a vague bulk moving toward the reedy point she had just quitted.

    The Devil in Iron | Robert E. Howard

British Dictionary definitions for reedy


/ (ˈriːdɪ) /

adjectivereedier or reediest
  1. (of a place, esp a marsh) abounding in reeds

  2. of or like a reed

  1. having a tone like a reed instrument; shrill or piping: a reedy voice

Derived forms of reedy

  • reedily, adverb
  • reediness, noun

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