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2 entries found for reed.
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Main Entry: reed
Pronunciation: primarystressremacrond
Function: noun
1 a : any of various tall slender grasses of wet areas that have stems with large joints b : a stem of such a grass c : a growth or mass of reeds
2 : a musical instrument made of the hollow joint of a plant
3 : a thin flexible strip (as of cane, wood, metal, or plastic) fastened at one end to the mouthpiece of a musical instrument (as a clarinet) or over an air opening (as in an accordion) and set in vibration by an air current (as the breath)

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