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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Bacterial growth should damp the vibrating reed, just as putting on larger brake shoes makes a car stop faster, he explains.