plural -s
: an organ stop of 4′ pitch or 8′ pitch in which each pipe has two mouths so as to cause a gentle vibrato effect
also : a similar stop with pipes of both 4′ pitch and 8′ pitch one of which is slightly sharped to produce a comparable vibrato effect

Word History


perhaps from Italian bifara, bifra

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“Bifara.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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