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reed-instrument

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A musical instrument the tone of which is produced by the vibration of a reed; especially, an orchestral instrument of the oboe or of the clarinet family.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The _niau-kani_ -- singing splinter -- was a reed-instrument of a rude sort, made by holding a reed of thin bamboo against

    Unwritten Literature of Hawaii The Sacred Songs of the Hula

  • The sheet-iron thunder crashes; and the orchestra is engaged in another mortal combat with that revolutionary mugwump, the small reed-instrument, that persists in reforming the tune of the opera.

    Second Book of Tales

  • This small reed-instrument will not let go; it holds on to that

    Second Book of Tales

  • Having accomplished its incendiary and revolutionary purpose, the small reed-instrument subsides until it finds another chance to break out.

    Second Book of Tales

  • Wagner has a habit of suddenly bringing out a small reed-instrument with a big voice (we do not know its name), piped in the key of F sharp.

    Second Book of Tales

  • I looked if there was any sign of a bellows, thinking it must have been some primitive kind of reed-instrument, like what we call a seraphine or harmonium now-a-days.

    The Seaboard Parish, Complete

  • I looked if there was any sign of a bellows, thinking it must have been some primitive kind of reed-instrument, like what we call a seraphine or harmonium now-a-days.

    The Seaboard Parish Volume 1

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