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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.
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|Noun||1.||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
cromorne, crumhorn, krummhorn - a Renaissance woodwind with a double reed and a curving tube (crooked horn)
|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