double-reed [duhb-uh l-reed] ExamplesWord Origin adjective Music.
- of or relating to wind instruments producing sounds through two reeds fastened and beating together, as the oboe.
Origin of double-reed First recorded in 1875–80 Examples from the Web for double-reed Historical Examples of double-reed
The original form of the reed instruments was of the double-reed variety.
British Dictionary definitions for double-reed double-reed adjective
- relating to or denoting a wind instrument in which the sounds are produced by air passing over two reeds that vibrate against each other