tremolant

[trem-uh-luh nt]

adjective

having a tremulous or vibrating tone, as certain pipes of an organ.

noun

an organ pipe producing a tremolant tone.

Origin of tremolant

1850–55; < German < Italian tremolante tremulant
Related formsun·trem·o·lant, adjective
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