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

  • adj. Full of reeds.
  • adj. Made of reeds.
  • adj. Resembling a reed, especially in being thin or fragile: "reedy businessmen in severe three-piece business suitsā€ ( Jimmy Breslin).
  • adj. Music Having a tone like that of a reed instrument.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Full of, or edged with, reeds.
  • adj. high and thin in tone.
  • adj. tall and thin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Abounding with reeds; covered with reeds.
  • adj. Having the quality of a reed in tone, that is, harsh and thin, as some voices.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Abounding with reeds.
  • Consisting of or resembling a reed.
  • Noting a tone like that produced from a reed-instrument. Such tones are usually somewhat nasal, and are often thin and cutting.
  • Noting a quality of iron in which bars or plates of it have the nature of masses of rods imperfectly welded together.

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

  • adj. resembling a reed in being upright and slender
  • adj. having a tone of a reed instrument


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From reed.



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