Simple Definition of vibrato
music : a way of making small, rapid changes in a musical note that you are singing or playing so that it seems to shake slightly
Full Definition of vibrato
: a slightly tremulous effect imparted to vocal or instrumental tone for added warmth and expressiveness by slight and rapid variations in pitch
Origin of vibrato
Italian, from past participle of vibrare to vibrate, from Latin
First Known Use: circa 1876
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