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voix céleste

Definition:

an organ stop producing a gentle tremolo effect

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Usage:

French

Plural:

voix célestes

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

vox angelica [Latin] | voix celeste [French]

Etymology:

French: voix, voice + céleste, celestial.
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Voix céleste | Voix celeste

an organ stop consisting of either one or two ranks of pipes slightly out of tune. The term celeste refers to a rank of pipes detuned slightly so as to produce a beating effect when combined with a normally tuned rank. It's also used to refer to a ... (48 of 280 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Voix céleste

Collins Dictionary:

voix céleste

an organ stop which produces a tremolo effect through the acoustic phenomenon of beats (14 of 208 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/voix-céleste

Wiktionary:

voix céleste | voix célestes [plural]

An organ stop consisting of either one or two ranks of pipes slightly out of tune, so as to produce a beating effect when combined with a normally tuned rank. (30 of 31 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/voix céleste

American Heritage Dictionary:

voix céleste [music] | voix célestes [plural] | vox angelica [synonym]

An organ stop that produces a gentle tremolo effect. (9 of 28 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/voix-celeste

Random House Dictionary:

voix céleste

an organ stop having for each note two pipes tuned to slightly different pitches and producing a wavering, gentle tone. (20 of 26 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/voix-celeste

Oxford Dictionary:

vox angelica | voix celeste [French]

a soft stop on an organ or harmonium which is tuned slightly sharp to produce a tremolo effect (18 of 49 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/vox-angelica

Encarta Dictionary:

voix céleste | voix célestes [plural]

an organ stop that gives a light wavering otherworldly quality to the notes played (14 of 46 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861734503​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

voix céleste [music] | voix célestes [plural]

Origin: French: voix, voice + céleste, celestial.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/voix-celeste

Collins Dictionary:

Wiktionary:

voix céleste | voix célestes [plural]

Origin: French: voix and céleste

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/voix céleste

Oxford Dictionary:

voix celeste

Origin: late 19th century: French voix céleste, literally "heavenly voice"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/voix-celeste

Encarta Dictionary:

voix céleste | voix célestes [plural]

First use: Late 19th century

Origin: French from voix "voice" + céleste "heavenly"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861734503​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wikipedia:

Voix céleste

Audio: "Vox coelestisII me"

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Voix céleste

Collins Dictionary:

voix céleste

Audio: British English pronunciation of "voix céleste"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/voix-céleste

YourDictionary Audio:

voix céleste

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "voix céleste"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/voix-celeste

the Free Dictionary:

voix céleste

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "voix céleste" by speech synthesizer

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