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voix céleste

[vwah sey-lest] /ˈvwɑ seɪˈlɛst/
noun
1.
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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British Dictionary definitions for voix-céleste

voix céleste

/vwɑː sɛˈlɛst/
noun
1.
an organ stop which produces a tremolo effect through the acoustic phenomenon of beats
Word Origin
from French: heavenly voice
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