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reed

 
pronunciation:
rid
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a tall grass with straight, jointed stalks that grows in low, wet areas.
definition 2: a small strip of cane or metal set into the mouthpiece of some wind instruments. A player blows through the mouthpiece to make the reed vibrate and produce sound.
 
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