Definitions for organ stop
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a graduated set of organ pipes of like tone quality
any of many knobs near the keyboard of an organ used to select different sounds or timbres
the timbre so produced
An organ stop is a component of a pipe organ that admits pressurized air to a set of organ pipes. Its name comes from the fact that stops can be used selectively by the organist; some can be "on", while others can be "off". The term can also refer to the control that operates this mechanism, commonly called a stop tab, stop knob, or drawknob. The term is also sometimes used as a synonym for register, referring to rank of pipes controlled by a single stop. Registration is the art of combining stops.
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