free-reed
free-reed free-reed n. (Music) a reed that does not fit closely over the aperture. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Free reed — Reed Reed, n. [AS. hre[ o]d; akin to D. riet, G. riet, ried, OHG. kriot, riot.] 1. (Bot.) A name given to many tall and coarse grasses or grasslike plants, and their slender, often jointed, stems, such as the various kinds of bamboo, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • free-reed — noun a reed that does not fit closely over the aperture • Hypernyms: ↑beating reed instrument, ↑reed instrument, ↑reed • Part Holonyms: ↑free reed instrument * * * freeˈ reed adjective (music) Having a reed that does not touch the …   Useful english dictionary

  • free reed — noun : a reed in a musical wind instrument whose edges do not overlap the edges of the opening over which it is fixed and that is used typically in the harmonium or concertina compare beating reed * * * free reed A reed vibrating in an opening… …   Useful english dictionary

  • free reed — noun Date: 1855 a reed in a musical instrument (as a harmonium) that vibrates in an air opening just large enough to allow the reed to move freely compare beating reed …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • free reed — noun a reed in a musical wind instrument whose edges do not overlap the edges of the opening over which it is fixed and that is used typically in the harmonium or concertina …   Wiktionary

  • Free reed aerophone — A free reed aerophone is a musical instrument where sound is produced as air flows past a vibrating reed in a frame. Air pressure is typically generated by breath or with a bellows. Operation The following illustrations depict the type of reed… …   Wikipedia

  • free-reed instrument — noun a wind instrument with a free reed • Hypernyms: ↑wind instrument, ↑wind • Hyponyms: ↑accordion, ↑piano accordion, ↑squeeze box, ↑American organ, ↑concertina, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Reed — Reed, n. [AS. hre[ o]d; akin to D. riet, G. riet, ried, OHG. kriot, riot.] 1. (Bot.) A name given to many tall and coarse grasses or grasslike plants, and their slender, often jointed, stems, such as the various kinds of bamboo, and especially… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reed babbler — Reed Reed, n. [AS. hre[ o]d; akin to D. riet, G. riet, ried, OHG. kriot, riot.] 1. (Bot.) A name given to many tall and coarse grasses or grasslike plants, and their slender, often jointed, stems, such as the various kinds of bamboo, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reed bunting — Reed Reed, n. [AS. hre[ o]d; akin to D. riet, G. riet, ried, OHG. kriot, riot.] 1. (Bot.) A name given to many tall and coarse grasses or grasslike plants, and their slender, often jointed, stems, such as the various kinds of bamboo, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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