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reed
American English: /rid/
British English: /riːd/

Translation of reed in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 (Botany) a broken reed [literary]
    una persona poco de fiar
    Example sentences
    • Aquatic plants come in many forms, from relatively simple multi-cellular algae to reeds and water lilies.
    • Water lilies, reeds and sometimes, on hot days and nights, mists articulate the change between the heavily trafficked street and the park.
    • Look again for flooded areas, especially where long grasses and reeds lie over the water's surface.
  • 2 (Music) 2.1 (in instrument) 2.2reed (instrument)
    instrumento (masculine) de lengüeta
    Example sentences
    • The Beast isn't even an electronic record as such, as Michel records himself on guitar, drums, melodica, horns, reeds, keys, the list goes on.
    • Al is a rare multi-instrumentalist, able to alternate on reeds and trumpet with equal artistry over an evening.
    • Youssou N'Dour worked with Fathy Salama, who arranged and conducted his orchestral group of violins, reeds, flutes, and percussion.
    Example sentences
    • She had just attached the reed to the mouth piece when she realized, ‘Oh my gosh!’
    • Wind instruments are tuned by adjustment to the length of tubing, using the tuning-slide on a brass instrument, the staple of the reed on an oboe, or the movable top joint of a flute, etc.
    • She hoped no one noticed her bright cheeks as she attached the reed to her mouth piece.

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