vox humana

[ voks hyoo-mey-nuh, -mah-, -man-uh ]
/ ˈvɒks hyuˈmeɪ nə, -ˈmɑ-, -ˈmæn ə /

noun

a pipe-organ stop designed to produce tones resembling those of the human voice.

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Origin of vox humana

First recorded in 1720–30, vox humana is from Latin vōx humāna “human voice”
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British Dictionary definitions for vox humana

vox humana
/ (hjuːˈmɑːnə) /

noun

a reed stop on an organ supposedly imitative of the human voice

Word Origin for vox humana

C18: from Latin: human voice
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