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Etymology edit

From Middle English reedy, reedi, reeddy, equivalent to reed +‎ -y.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɹiː.di/
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  • Rhymes: -iːdi

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reedy (comparative reedier, superlative reediest)

  1. Full of, or edged with, reeds.
  2. (of a sound or voice) High and thin in tone.
    • 1989 August 12, Caroline Foty, “Hindsights”, in Gay Community News, volume 17, number 5, page 7:
      "I'd Be Lost Without You" seems somewhat out of place from a vocal viewpoint — Lewis's slightly reedy middle soprano is very expressive and absolutely true, but doesn't have enough dark body to fully deal with the torchy melody.
  3. (of a person) Tall and thin.
  4. (metallurgy) Imperfectly welded together in masses of rods.
    reedy iron

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