Translation of reed in Spanish:

reed

Pronunciation: /riːd/

n

  • 1 [Botany/Botánica] carrizo (masculine), junco (masculine) a broken reed [literary/literario] una persona poco de fiar
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    • 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/Música] 2.1 (in instrument) lengüeta (feminine) 2.2reed (instrument) instrumento (masculine) de lengüeta
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    • 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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