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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A pair of joined reeds that vibrate together to produce sound in certain wind instruments, such as bassoons and oboes.
  • n. An instrument in which sound is produced by a pair of joined reeds.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A pair of reeds, in any of several wind instruments, that are joined together and vibrate together

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a woodwind that has a pair of joined reeds that vibrate together
  • n. a pair of joined reeds that vibrate together to produce the sound in some woodwinds

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