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Definition 1: a musical instrument that sounds by means of a vibrating reed - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for reed in the sense of this definition

(reed is a kind of ...) any wind instrument other than the brass instruments

(... is a kind of reed ) a woodwind that has a pair of joined reeds that vibrate together

(... is a kind of reed ) a reed that does not fit closely over the aperture

(... is a kind of reed ) a beating-reed instrument with a single reed (as a clarinet or saxophone)

Definition 2: a vibrator consisting of a thin strip of stiff material that vibrates to produce a tone when air streams over it - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where reed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the clarinetist fitted a new reed onto his mouthpiece

Synonyms for reed in the sense of this definition

(reed is a kind of ...) a mechanical device that vibrates

"a reed is the vibrator that produces the sound"

(... is a kind of reed ) a pair of joined reeds that vibrate together to produce the sound in some woodwinds

Definition 3: United States physician who proved that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquitoes (1851-1902) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for reed in the sense of this definition

(reed is an instance of ...) a physician who specializes in surgery

Definition 4: United States journalist who reported on the October Revolution from Petrograd in 1917; founded the Communist Labor Party in America in 1919; is buried in the Kremlin in Moscow (1887-1920) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for reed in the sense of this definition

(reed is an instance of ...) a socialist who advocates communism

(reed is an instance of ...) a writer for newspapers and magazines

Definition 5: tall woody perennial grasses with hollow slender stems especially of the genera Arundo and Phragmites - [noun denoting plant]

(reed is a kind of ...) cosmopolitan herbaceous or woody plants with hollow jointed stems and long narrow leaves

(... is a kind of reed ) used by Maoris for thatching

(... is a kind of reed ) large rhizomatous perennial grasses found by riversides and in ditches having jointed stems and large grey-white feathery panicles

(... is a kind of reed ) tall North American reed having relative wide leaves and large plumelike panicles; widely distributed in moist areas; used for mats, screens and arrow shafts

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