double reed

Definitions of double reed
  1. noun
    a pair of joined reeds that vibrate together to produce the sound in some woodwinds
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    type of:
    reed, vibrating reed
    a vibrator consisting of a thin strip of stiff material that vibrates to produce a tone when air streams over it
  2. noun
    a woodwind that has a pair of joined reeds that vibrate together
    synonyms: double-reed instrument
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    a double-reed instrument; the tenor of the oboe family
    English horn, cor anglais
    a double-reed woodwind instrument similar to an oboe but lower in pitch
    cromorne, crumhorn, krummhorn
    a Renaissance woodwind with a double reed and a curving tube (crooked horn)
    hautbois, hautboy, oboe
    a slender double-reed instrument; a woodwind with a conical bore and a double-reed mouthpiece
    contrabassoon, contrafagotto, double bassoon
    the bassoon that is the largest instrument in the oboe family
    basset oboe, heckelphone
    an oboe pitched an octave below the ordinary oboe
    musette pipe
    a small simple oboe
    oboe da caccia
    an alto oboe; precursor of the English horn
    oboe d'amore
    an oboe pitched a minor third lower than the ordinary oboe; used to perform baroque music
    a medieval oboe
    a tenor bassoon; pitched a fifth higher than the ordinary bassoon
    type of:
    beating-reed instrument, reed, reed instrument
    a musical instrument that sounds by means of a vibrating reed
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