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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The quality or state of being like a type of grass; Also: The quality of the sound from a particular type of musical instrument.

Usage examples (6)
  • The boyish reediness of the lad's voice gave the portentous words a quality incongruous with the scene.
  • Because I'm not a musician, I missed that and only hear the reediness of his voice.
  • A certain dark, breathy reediness in the long lines of the third movement recalled the timbre of the accordion.
  • Excellent bottle of white blends. on 12/2/2009 & rated 86 points: There's some duality here -- the reediness of a Sauv Blanc mixed w/richer Chard notes and body. for more
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