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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A type of joined mouthpiece of musical instruments of the oboe family.

Usage examples (17)
  • Marc Lowenstein was an alert leader of the Los Angeles-based Ensemble Green, configured on Thursday with strings, percussion, and the double-reed woodwinds.
  • Duck calls come in single - and double-reed models; most beginners find double reeds require less effort to blow and are easier to get a "ducky" sound from.
  • At first hearing, the similarities between the contraforte and the contrabassoon are evident: both instruments hang out in the dark, lowest register of the double-reed...
  • We must also place among double-reed instruments the various bagpipes, cornemuses, and musettes, which are shawm or oboe instruments with reservoirs of air, and... for more
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