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tremulant

[trem-yuh-luh nt] /ˈtrɛm yə lənt/
adjective
1.
trembling; tremulous.
Origin of tremulant
1830-1840
1830-40; < Medieval Latin tremulant- (stem of tremulāns) present participle of tremulāre to tremble; see -ant
Related forms
untremulant, adjective
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tremulant

/ˈtrɛmjʊlənt/
noun
1.
(music)
  1. a device on an organ by which the wind stream is made to fluctuate in intensity producing a tremolo effect
  2. a device on an electrophonic instrument designed to produce a similar effect
Word Origin
C19: from Medieval Latin tremulāre to tremble
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