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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tremulant was in 1837

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“Tremulant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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