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)

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 24 Sep. 2020.

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