double reed


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double reed

n.
1. A pair of joined reeds that vibrate together to produce sound in certain wind instruments, such as bassoons and oboes.
2. An instrument in which sound is produced by a pair of joined reeds.

dou′ble-reed′ adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.double reed - a woodwind that has a pair of joined reeds that vibrate together
bassoon - a double-reed instrument; the tenor of the oboe family
beating-reed instrument, reed instrument, reed - a musical instrument that sounds by means of a vibrating reed
double reed - a pair of joined reeds that vibrate together to produce the sound in some woodwinds
cor anglais, English horn - a double-reed woodwind instrument similar to an oboe but lower in pitch
cromorne, crumhorn, krummhorn - a Renaissance woodwind with a double reed and a curving tube (crooked horn)
hautbois, hautboy, oboe - a slender double-reed instrument; a woodwind with a conical bore and a double-reed mouthpiece
2.double reed - a pair of joined reeds that vibrate together to produce the sound in some woodwinds
double reed, double-reed instrument - a woodwind that has a pair of joined reeds that vibrate together
vibrating reed, reed - a vibrator consisting of a thin strip of stiff material that vibrates to produce a tone when air streams over it; "the clarinetist fitted a new reed onto his mouthpiece"
Translations
dobbelt rørblad
Doppelrohrblatt
Dubbelriet
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