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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.
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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 ?
In English it becomes hautboy, a wooden musical instrument of two-foot tone, I believe, played with a double reed, an oboe, in fact.
Once you get their attention, the Dirty Mouth has thicker double reeds sporting dual split cuts at each end, requires minimal airflow, and delivers soft whines, purrs and clucks, or early morning tree yelps.
Our luthier does string instrument repair and we have woodwind technicians who specialize in flute, clarinet, saxophone and double reeds, and brass technicians specializing in trumpet, horn and trombone work.
If you are a horn player who also teaches woodwinds, especially double reeds, the specific details will be an extra bonus for you.
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Their style blends Americana finger-style guitar with double reeds and the ocarina.
There are oboe players who insist on Rigotti oboe cane for their double reeds.
Single reeds are favored by hunters who " choose a slightly higher-pitched sound, whereas double reeds produce all of the sounds of a mallard hen with minimal effort.
The Edmonton Symphony, led by Robert Dean and playing behind the singers through the sheering, gave the cast excellent support, and the more delicate elements of Bizet's score, especially the parts for harp and double reeds, floated ethereally through the appreciative audience.
In Western Europe bagpipes usually have spindle flutes with double reeds.
Musical duo Tingstad & Rumble combine jazz, ethnic folk, progressive rock, and classical elements in performances employing guitar, double reeds, ocarinas, keyboards, bass and percussion.