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reed in Music topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishreedreed /riːd/ noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 HBP[countable, uncountable] a type of tall plant like grass that grows in wet places πŸ”Š Reeds grew in clumps all along the river bank.2 APM[countable] a thin piece of wood that is attached to a musical instrument such as an oboe or clarinet, and that produces a sound when you blow over it
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reedβ€’ Reeds grew all along the river bank.β€’ On the third circuit, I found it, lying dead in a reed bed.β€’ A former pool had silted up and was turning into a miniature reed marsh.β€’ The little island seemed to float before her in the purply twilight, partly masked by a stand of reeds and cattails.β€’ When Coltrane breathed into his instrument his entire life seemed to pass through the reed and mouthpiece into the resounding metal.β€’ About ten members toured the reed bed scheme at Billingham and later had discussions about local environmental improvement programmes.β€’ Other plants sown with the reeds absorb heavy metals and harmful bacteria.β€’ This reed bed is still maintained by working parties of the Sussex Ornithological Society.