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  Definition of Reed
  1. a musical instrument that sounds by means of a reed
  2. a vibrator consisting of a thin strip of stiff material that vibrates to produce a tone when air streams over it; "the clarinetist fitted a new reed onto his mouthpiece"
  3. United States physician who proved that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquitoes (1851-1902)
  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)
  5. tall woody perennial grasses with hollow slender stems especially of the genera Arundo and Phragmites
Similar Words: beating-reed instrument, reed, vibrating reed, Walter Reed, John Reed

 

Hyponyms: double-reed instrument, double reed, free-reed, single-reed instrument, single-reed woodwind, toetoe, toitoi, Arundo conspicua, Chionochloa conspicua, giant reed, Arundo donax, ditch reed, common reed, carrizo, Phragmites communis

 

Anagrams: deer

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: kulmak   Catalan: canya  
Croatian: trska   Danish: siv  
Dutch: riet   Esperanto: kano  
Finnish: kaislikko   French: roseau  
German: Schilf   Hungarian: nád  
Italian: canna   Korean: 갈대  
Portuguese: cana   Romanian: stuf  
Slovak: trstina   Spanish: caña  
Swedish: vass   Thai: อ้อ  
Turkish: saz  
 
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