voix celeste

voix céleste

[vwah sey-lest]
noun
an organ stop having for each note two pipes tuned to slightly different pitches and producing a wavering, gentle tone.

Origin:
< French: heavenly voice

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voix céleste (vwɑː sɛˈlɛst)
 
n
an organ stop which produces a tremolo effect through the acoustic phenomenon of beats
 
[from French: heavenly voice]

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