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voix céleste

[vwah sey-lest]
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noun
  1. an organ stop having for each note two pipes tuned to slightly different pitches and producing a wavering, gentle tone.

Origin of voix céleste

< French: heavenly voice
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British Dictionary definitions for voix celeste

voix céleste

noun
  1. an organ stop which produces a tremolo effect through the acoustic phenomenon of beats

Word Origin

from French: heavenly voice
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