Cor de nuit

\ ˌkȯ(r)dənˈwē, -dᵊn- \
plural -s

Definition of Cor de nuit

: a soft-toned organ flue stop of metal or wood usually of 4′ pitch or 8′ pitch

called also Night Horn

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History and Etymology for Cor de nuit

French, literally, night horn

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