The double-reeds of an oboe.
double-reed definition by Webster's New World
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designating or of any of a group of woodwind instruments, as the oboe or bassoon, having two reeds that are separated by a narrow opening and vibrated against each other by the breath
a double-reed instrument
double-reed definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A pair of joined reeds that vibrate together to produce sound in certain wind instruments, such as bassoons and oboes.
- An instrument in which sound is produced by a pair of joined reeds.
- douˈble-reedˌ adjective