GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Music) a reed that does not fit closely over the aperture.
- n. (Mus.) a reed whose edges do not overlap the wind passage, -- used in the harmonium, concertina, etc. It is distinguished from the
beatingor striking reedof the organ and clarinet.
- n. a reed that does not fit closely over the aperture
“The last is the original of all our free-reed musical instruments.”
“On one Saturday, the band Bong Lan combined saxophone, drums and keyboard with khene (a free-reed Thai mouth organ) and seung (a four-stringed guitar) to produce Thai-Western jazz fusion.”
“A portable free-reed musical instrument. advisory adj.”
“May 23 ... or maybe some other day entirely) and, anyway, the accordion was actually invented cheng, a distant ancestor of the accordion, is the oldest known free-reed instrument, dating back a couple thousand years or so.”
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