Definition of Single-reed instrument

1. Noun. A beating-reed instrument with a single reed (as a clarinet or saxophone).




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Literary usage of Single-reed instrument

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1. The Wind-band and Its Instruments: Their History, Construction, Acoustics by Arthur A. Clappé (1911)
"The clarionet is a single-reed instrument, and the principle underlying its vibrations has been known to mankind for very many centuries, far more than the ..."

2. The History of Music to the Death of Schubert by John Knowles Paine (1907)
"The clarinet is a single-reed instrument, with an ebony mouthpiece. Its bore is different from that of the oboe, and this difference, combined with the ..."

3. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove, John Alexander Fuller-Maitland (1907)
"... from the clarinet, in which the improvement upon the typical single reed instrument was so rapid and distinctive as almost to amount to an invention. ..."

4. Music and Poetry: Essays Upon Some Aspects and Inter-relations of the Two Arts by Sidney Lanier (1898)
"The clarionet is, as was above remarked, a single-reed instrument. This single reed, instead of playing against another reed like itself, as in the oboe and ..."

5. Music and Poetry: Essays Upon Some Aspects and Interrelations of the Two Arts by Sidney Lanier (1898)
"The clarionet is, as was above remarked, a single-reed instrument. This single reed, instead of playing against another reed like itself, as in the oboe and ..."

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