double reed

noun

Definition of double reed

: two reeds bound together with a slight separation between them so that air passing through them causes them to beat against one another and that are used as a sound-producing device in certain woodwind instruments (such as members of the oboe family)

Examples of double reed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the Vietnamese character Tiên Luu (Y. Lan), Blanchard wrote a mournful melody for duduk, an Armenian double reed woodwind, performed by Pedro Eustache. Tim Greiving, Los Angeles Times, 25 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of double reed

circa 1876, in the meaning defined above

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“Double reed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/double%20reed. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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