vibraphone

noun vi·bra·phone \ ˈvī-brə-ˌfōn \

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

vibraphonist

play \ˈvī-brə-ˌfō-nist\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of vibraphone

Latin vibrare + International Scientific Vocabulary -phone


VIBRAPHONE Defined for English Language Learners

vibraphone

noun

Definition of vibraphone for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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