tremulant

adjective
trem·​u·​lant | \ ˈtrem-yə-lənt How to pronounce tremulant (audio) \

Definition of tremulant

First Known Use of tremulant

1837, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tremulant

Medieval Latin tremulant-, tremulans, present participle of tremulare — more at tremble

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“Tremulant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tremulant. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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