\ ˈvīb \

Definition of vibe 

: vibration sense 4 seems to be in on every conversation, every deal, every vibe that is winging through the room —Albert Goldman usually used in plural got bad vibes from him

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Examples of vibe in a Sentence

I got a weird vibe from her. a book by a professor of physiological science about her experiments with human energy fields and the vibes they emanate

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The Sugarhill Gang, at least, played a new tune during its portion of the show that combined the group’s old-school vibe with a salsa beat. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Best and worst of Summerfest Day 2: Marshmello, Nelly, Tory Lanez, Buckcherry and more," 28 June 2018 While not inexpensive, the vibe is not see-and-be-seen like some of its other luxe Caribbean counterpart islands. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "How to Vacation Like a Royal in Nevis," 25 June 2018 These are looks that conjure an everywhere-this-year '70s vibe: think Jay on vacation, or Donald Glover hosting SNL (and then ripping off a historically stylish press tour). Liz Raiss, GQ, "Jay-Z Brought His Entire Suit Collection to the "APES**T" Video," 18 June 2018 The overall vibe given off by the initial trailer and poster that this was a throwback to the big-screen disaster movies of yore is made explicit in the retro posters shared by Johnson in the final weeks of the campaign. Chris Thilk, The Hollywood Reporter, "Dwayne Johnson's 'Skyscraper' Sells Itself as an Action Throwback," 13 July 2018 So the decision to avoid the naughty school-girl vibe was wise. Cara Kelly, USA TODAY, "Britney Spears is back on tour and you better believe she's here to work," 13 July 2018 The youthful vibe continues with the Theo Croker Quintet, the lead trumpeter following in the footsteps of his famed grandfather, Doc Cheatham. Alison Kuznitz,, "The Monday Night Jazz Series' Avant-Garde Sounds Return To Bushnell Park," 2 July 2018 The vibe is chilled-out and distinctly West Coast at Kismet, the airy restaurant in Los Angeles known for its produce-forward, Middle-East-by-way-of-California cuisine. S.pellegrino®, Bon Appetit, "A Beach Picnic, L.A. Chef–Style," 25 June 2018 July 26 at Harlow's Island vibe soul and a tropical storm of sweltering blues, Hawaii's Ron Artis II & the Truth has the makings of Leon Bridges-level breakout stardom. Aaron Davis, sacbee, "Owlfest gathering in Grass Valley pays tribute to Tom Petty," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of vibe

1967, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of vibe was in 1967

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English Language Learners Definition of vibe

: a feeling that someone or something gives you

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the setting in which something occurs

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