double-reed [duhb-uh l-reed] ExamplesWord Origin adjective Music.

  1. 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.

    Critical & Historical Essays

    Edward MacDowell

  • British Dictionary definitions for double-reed double-reed adjective

    1. relating to or denoting a wind instrument in which the sounds are produced by air passing over two reeds that vibrate against each other

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