double reed


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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The first known use of double reed was circa 1876

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