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reednoun [C]

uk   us   /riːd/
(the ​hollowstem of) any of ​varioustypes of ​tall, ​stiffplants like ​grassesgrowing together in ​groups near ​water a ​thinpiece of ​wood or ​metal that vibrates very ​quickly to ​producesound in a ​musicalinstrument when someone ​blows it
(Definition of reed from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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reednoun [C]

 us   /rid/
a ​type of ​tall, ​stiffgrass that ​grows near ​water A reed is also a ​thinstrip of ​wood in some ​musicalinstruments, such as the clarinet or oboe , that ​producessound when ​air is ​blown over it.
(Definition of reed from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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