vibrating reed

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Noun1.vibrating 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"
double reed - a pair of joined reeds that vibrate together to produce the sound in some woodwinds
vibrator - a mechanical device that vibrates; "a reed is the vibrator that produces the sound"
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Donald has invented a new type of bagpipe chanter with an electrical device called a pickup which collects the sound from the chanter's vibrating reed.
Musical instruments likewise produce sounds by vibration, whether this be a vibrating string, as in a piano or guitar, or a vibrating reed or column of air, as in wind instruments.
The device incorporates the company's vibrating reed probe sensor, and it is said to provide improved accuracy and faster speed of response, which is insensitive to distance.