single-reed instrument

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n single-reed instrument a beating-reed instrument with a single reed (as a clarinet or saxophone)
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Usage

In literature:

The clarina is a metal instrument with the conical bore and fingering of the oboe and the clarinet single-reed mouthpiece.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
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In science:

As a standard practice, skilled harmonica players can bend the pitch of their instrument by exploiting the coupling of the reeds to the vocal tract of the player as well as the coupling between the two reeds (one for each direction of airflow) sharing a single reed chamber.
Music in Terms of Science
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