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reedy

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adjective \ˈrē-dē\

Simple Definition of reedy

  • : full of or covered with reeds

  • : having a weak, high-pitched sound

  • : long and thin

Full Definition of reedy

reed·i·erreed·i·est

  1. 1 :  abounding in or covered with reeds

  2. 2 :  made of or resembling reeds; especially :  slender, frail

  3. 3 :  having the tone quality of a reed instrument

reed·i·ness play \-nəs\ noun

14th Century

First Known Use of reedy

14th century

Rhymes with reedy


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