free-reed instrument

Definitions of free-reed instrument
  1. noun
    a wind instrument with a free reed
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    accordion, piano accordion, squeeze box
    a portable box-shaped free-reed instrument; the reeds are made to vibrate by air from the bellows controlled by the player
    American organ
    a free-reed instrument in which air is drawn in through reeds by suction bellows
    free-reed instrument played like an accordion by pushing its ends together to force air through the reeds
    harmonica, harp, mouth harp, mouth organ
    a small rectangular free-reed instrument having a row of free reeds set back in air holes and played by blowing into the desired hole
    harmonium, organ, reed organ
    a free-reed instrument in which air is forced through the reeds by bellows
    a type of concertina popular in South America
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    wind, wind instrument
    a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath
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