free-reed instrument

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n free-reed instrument a wind instrument with a free reed
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Usage

In literature:

The last is the original of all our free-reed musical instruments.
"Lippincott's Magazine, December 1878" by Various
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In news:

Discover how the harmonica , inspired by the ancient free-reed Chinese sheng, was developed to its modern form by German instrument makers.
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In science:

There are no resonant pipes, as in typical wind instruments, to selectively reinforce certain harmonic components in free-reed instruments.
Music in Terms of Science
Cottingham, J. 2011 Acoustics of free-reed instruments.
Music in Terms of Science
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