[ trem-yuh-luh nt ]
/ ˈtrɛm yə lənt /


trembling; tremulous.

Origin of tremulant

1830–40; < Medieval Latin tremulant- (stem of tremulāns) present participle of tremulāre to tremble; see -ant

Related forms

un·trem·u·lant, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for tremulant


/ (ˈtrɛmjʊlənt) /


  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 for tremulant

C19: from Medieval Latin tremulāre to tremble
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