double reed

Definitions of double reed
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n a pair of joined reeds that vibrate together to produce the sound in some woodwinds

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

n a woodwind that has a pair of joined reeds that vibrate together

Synonyms:
double-reed instrument
Types:
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bassoon
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
shawm
a medieval oboe
tenoroon
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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