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vibraphone

noun vi·bra·phone \ˈvī-brə-ˌfōn\

: an electronic musical instrument which has metal bars that you hit with small wooden hammers to play notes and which has a motor that makes the notes vibrate

Full Definition of VIBRAPHONE

:  a percussion instrument resembling the xylophone but having metal bars and motor-driven resonators for sustaining the tone and producing a vibrato
vi·bra·phon·ist \-ˌfō-nist\ noun

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Origin of VIBRAPHONE

Latin vibrare + International Scientific Vocabulary -phone
First Known Use: 1926

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