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
References in classic literature ?
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The tongue must be free to articulate against the reed or plalate in single reed and double reed instruments.
The Sarasota Festival, the Fontana Music Festival, the International Clarinet Association, and the International Double Reed Society are among the places where Mark appeared as guest, composer-in-residence, or featured composer, with new works commissioned and performed for each occasion.
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It's a double reed in the chanter and they tend to split.
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Hough, whose blogging threatens to be almost as stimulating as his pianoplaying, also had some striking observations on one of his favourite paintings of Christ - The Man of Sorrows, by Petrus Christus, which he popped in to see at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery while rehearsing at Symphony Hall (Hough is also a composer, and his other reason for being in Birmingham last week was that his trio for piccolo, contrabassoon and piano was premiered at the International Double Reed Society's annual conference).
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