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.

Origin of vox humana

First recorded in 1720–30, vox humana is from the Latin word 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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