reed

Part of speech: adjective

Reedy.

Part of speech: noun

The stem of certain tall grasses growing in wet places, or any one of the grasses.

Part of speech: noun

A thin elastic tongue of reed, wood, or metal nearly closing an opening, as of an organ pipe; also, a rustic musical pipe.

Part of speech: adjective

Reeded.

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Usage examples "reed":

  1. He " did not break the bruised reed." - "Letters of Madam Guyon", P. L. Upham.
  2. In His name, who never broke the bruised reed, I ask you to smooth her pillow, and to bring peace and pardon to that weary spirit. - "Ellen Middleton--A Tale", Georgiana Fullerton.
  3. The vocal cords do not vibrate as strings, like the strings of a violin, but somewhat as reeds, similar to the reeds of a French harp or reed organ. - "Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools", Francis M. Walters, A.M..