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voix céleste

[ vwah sey-lest ]
/ ˈvwɑ seɪˈlɛst /
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noun

an organ stop having for each note two pipes tuned to slightly different pitches and producing a wavering, gentle tone.

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Origin of voix céleste

<French: heavenly voice

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British Dictionary definitions for voix céleste

voix céleste
/ (vwɑː sɛˈlɛst) /

noun

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

Word Origin for voix céleste

from French: heavenly voice
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