Voix Céleste

noun

Voix Cé·​leste
¦vwäsāˈlest
plural Voix Célestes
: an organ flue stop of 8′ pitch typically included in a swell organ that produces wavering or tremulous tones either from two ranks of narrow pipes tuned slightly apart or from a single rank tuned slightly flat that is used in connection with a normally tuned stop

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Etymology

French, literally, heavenly voice

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“Voix Céleste.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Voix%20C%C3%A9leste. Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

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