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(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]
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trem•u•lant(ˈtrɛm yə lənt)
[1830–40; < Medieval Latin tremulant-, s. of tremulāns, present participle of tremulāre to tremble; see -ant]
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