\ ˈvībz How to pronounce vibes (audio) \

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vibist \ ˈvī-​bist How to pronounce vibist (audio) \ noun

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1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Vibes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vibes. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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