Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or property of being reedy, in any sense.

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  • noun The condition of being reedy

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The boyish reediness of the lad's voice gave the portentous words a quality incongruous with the scene.

    Conan The Warlord

  • The boyish reediness of the lad's voice gave the portentous words a quality incongruous with the scene.

    Conan The Warlord

  • The beak has a hole at the back, covered with a thin skin, which vibrates and gives a slight reediness to the tone.

    Shakespeare and Music With Illustrations from the Music of the 16th and 17th centuries

  • Excellent bottle of white blends. on 12/2/2009 & rated 86 points: There's some duality here -- the reediness of a Sauv Blanc mixed w/richer Chard notes and body.

    CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes)

  • Yes, he has pretty good pitch - as do thousands of choir singers up and down the country - but his vibrato is full on, he has no power outside the middle register and his timbre tends towards a rather unpleasant reediness up at the top end.

    Word Magazine - Comments

  • And the pseuds corner-esque "her vibrato is full on, she has no power outside the middle register and her timbre tends towards a rather unpleasant reediness up at the top end." is the sort of pish I'd expect from someone trying to explain that ELP were so much better than the Sex Pistols etc. "because they could really play their instruments".

    Word Magazine - Comments

  • Yes, she has pretty good pitch - as do thousands of choir singers up and down the country - but her vibrato is full on, she has no power outside the middle register and her timbre tends towards a rather unpleasant reediness up at the top end.

    Word Magazine - Comments

  • A certain dark, breathy reediness in the long lines of the third movement recalled the timbre of the accordion.

    DCist

  • Because I'm not a musician, I missed that and only hear the reediness of his voice.

    Sherry Chandler

  • For a moment she felt a pang, but then she noticed the reediness in Charles Livingston’s voice.

    Uprising

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