tremulant


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tremulant

(ˈtrɛmjʊlənt)
n
(Music, other) music
a. a device on an organ by which the wind stream is made to fluctuate in intensity producing a tremolo effect
b. a device on an electrophonic instrument designed to produce a similar effect
[C19: from Medieval Latin tremulāre to tremble]

trem•u•lant

(ˈtrɛm yə lənt)

adj.
trembling; tremulous.
[1830–40; < Medieval Latin tremulant-, s. of tremulāns, present participle of tremulāre to tremble; see -ant]
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tremulant

adjective
Marked by or affected with tremors:
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Landels has specialized in investigating the aulos, and his presentation, which is clear and easily grasped, shows convincingly that the twin pipes, played by the same musician, were normally sounded in unison, using "a beating or tremulant effect" that "could be controlled by a skilful player, and [that] no doubt contributed to the mood or ethos of the music" (p.
The Mars Volta was formed in 2001 by vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala and guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, and released the Tremulant EP the following year on their own GSL label.
Consonants affected include stops, the nasal, in some languages also the sibilants, laterals, tremulants and even others.