free-reed instrument


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Noun1.free-reed instrument - a wind instrument with a free reed
accordion, piano accordion, squeeze box - a portable box-shaped free-reed instrument; the reeds are made to vibrate by air from the bellows controlled by the player
American organ - a free-reed instrument in which air is drawn in through reeds by suction bellows
concertina - free-reed instrument played like an accordion by pushing its ends together to force air through the reeds
free-reed - a reed that does not fit closely over the aperture
harmonica, mouth harp, mouth organ, harp - a small rectangular free-reed instrument having a row of free reeds set back in air holes and played by blowing into the desired hole
harmonium, reed organ, organ - a free-reed instrument in which air is forced through the reeds by bellows
wind instrument, wind - a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath
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It's a free-reed instrument and works by blowing air through a mouthpiece.
I pared down my source material to one acoustic instrument and one electronic instrument: a Laotian free-reed instrument called the khaen and an early analog synthesizer, the VCS3.
An ocarina is an ancient, flute-like instrument; a melodica is a free-reed instrument, a cross between an accordion and a harmonica; and a theremin is one of the earliest fully electronic musical instruments.