reedy

adjective \ ˈrē-dē \

Definition of reedy

reedier; reediest
1 : abounding in or covered with reeds
2 : made of or resembling reeds; especially : slender, frail
3 : having the tone quality of a reed instrument

reediness

play \ˈrē-dē-nəs\ noun

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First Known Use of reedy

14th century


REEDY Defined for English Language Learners

reedy

Definition of reedy for English Language Learners

  • : full of or covered with reeds

  • : having a weak, high-pitched sound

  • : long and thin


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