vox humana

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vox humana an organ reed stop producing tones imitative of the human voice
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Vox humana (Mus) a reed stop in an organ, made to imitate the human voice.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Vox humana in organ-building, a reed-stop producing tones resembling those of the human voice
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., human voice
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.

Usage

In literature:

The vox humana was stilled, but in the glorious hymn of thanksgiving that now arose, one could almost hear the throbbing of a human heart.
"Hans Brinker" by Mary Mapes Dodge
The vox humana stop did not strike me as so perfect as that of the organ in the Rev.
"Saunterings" by Charles Dudley Warner
The organ itself was peculiarly sweet in tone, the "vox humana" stop especially producing an entrancingly rich and tender sound.
"A Romance of Two Worlds" by Marie Corelli
He found the vox humana "the voice of a psalm-singing clerk".
"A Wanderer in Holland" by E. V. Lucas
The vox humana stopped, not gradually, but abruptly, as if the heart had broken and its life had gone out in the one supreme effort.
"A Gentleman Vagabond and Some Others" by F. Hopkinson Smith
At the time of writing it is being introduced in connection with Hope-Jones' Vox Humanas and Kinuras.
"The Recent Revolution in Organ Building" by George Laing Miller
The wonderful "vox humana" stop also belongs to this manual.
"How it Works" by Archibald Williams
It was the Vox Humana!
"Hans Brinker" by Mary Mapes Dodge
And that is the reason why Vox Humana has such a plaintive voice.
"The Blue Rose Fairy Book" by Maurice Baring
There is a vox humana stop out in whatever organ plays it, magnetic to the human passions that memory and imagination keep.
"A Mere Chance, Vol. 3 of 3" by Ada Cambridge
The 'vox humana' of the violoncello; the king of instruments, went to my heart every time that my beloved Henriette performed upon it.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. II (of VI), "To Paris and Prison" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
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In news:

Duet in New Vocal Sound Boy's Voice: The Word "Bella" Vox Humana 0:08:33 ().
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