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reed

reed

pronunciation:
rid
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of various tall marsh grasses or their straight, jointed, hollow stalks.
definition 2: a small, flexible strip made of cane or metal that is set into the mouthpiece of a musical instrument, and through which the player blows to produce a sound vibration.
 
definition 3: an instrument fitted with such a strip, such as a clarinet or oboe.
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Are you looking for the word read (what one does with a book)? Reed and read sound alike but have different meanings.
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