reed instrument Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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reed instrumentnoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​musicalinstrument, such as the ​clarinet or ​oboe, that ​producessound when a ​musicianblows on the ​reed
(Definition of reed instrument from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “reed instrument”
in Chinese (Simplified) 簧乐器(如单簧管、双簧管等)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 簧樂器(如單簧管、雙簧管等)…
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