reed instrument

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reed′ in`strument

a wind instrument with a single or double reed, as a saxophone or an oboe.
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Noun1.reed instrument - a musical instrument that sounds by means of a vibrating reedreed instrument - a musical instrument that sounds by means of a vibrating reed
double reed, double-reed instrument - a woodwind that has a pair of joined reeds that vibrate together
free-reed - a reed that does not fit closely over the aperture
single-reed instrument, single-reed woodwind - a beating-reed instrument with a single reed (as a clarinet or saxophone)
woodwind, woodwind instrument, wood - any wind instrument other than the brass instruments
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Shepherds they were, and they charmed their flocks with the traditional shepherd's pipe--a reed instrument that made music as exquisitely infernal as these same Arabs create when they sing.
Solutions in next week's Sunday Mirror ACROSS 1 Dark brown liquid element of the halogen group (7) 4 Root vegetable (7) 7 Guideline (4,2,5) 9 Tiny amount (4) 10 Large organ (5) 11 Lacking manners (4) 14 Old Spanish sailing ship (7) 15 Three-pronged spear (7) 16 Crispy sweet or savoury snack (7) 18 Make believe (7) 20 Back end (4) 21 Perhaps (5) 22 Reed instrument (4) 25 Energy that can give a deadly shock (11) 26 Farmer's vehicle (7) 27 Appall (7) DOWN 1 Thinning on top
They play fiddles, whistles, guitar, bagpipes and a traditional reed instrument from Wales called a pibgorn made from a wooden pipe and the horns of a bull.
HUDDERSFIELD Music Society's second concert of the season demonstrated the 'trio d'anches' - the typically French reed instrument trio of clarinet, oboe and bassoon.
Sanchez was known for his musical talents as a boy, playing a dulzania, a Spanish double reed instrument related to the oboe, Guinness said.
Phil starts in Beijing, China, where he discovers its roots lie in the Sheng, a traditional mouth-blown reed instrument.
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When Bennett Simpson wrote about "Souls of the Labadie Tract" in Artforum, he likened the combination of the reed instrument and the electronics to a pipe organ.
The concert features mezzo-soprano Sara Parry and Belinda Sykes, who supplies "ethnic vocals" and performs on the mey - a reed instrument used in Turkish folk music.
One of these was the sheng, a mouth-blown reed instrument looking distractingly like a Gothic tower.
His range of instruments include the fujara - a large threehole flute played by Slovakian shepherds, a Chinese reed instrument called a ba-wu, and his famous 74-string electric European chord zither.