beating-reed instrument


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Noun1.beating-reed instrument - a musical instrument that sounds by means of a vibrating reedbeating-reed instrument - a musical instrument that sounds by means of a vibrating reed
double reed, double-reed instrument - a woodwind that has a pair of joined reeds that vibrate together
free-reed - a reed that does not fit closely over the aperture
single-reed instrument, single-reed woodwind - a beating-reed instrument with a single reed (as a clarinet or saxophone)
woodwind, woodwind instrument, wood - any wind instrument other than the brass instruments