vibratory

adjective
vi·bra·to·ry | \ˈvī-brə-ˌtȯr-ē \

Definition of vibratory 

1 : consisting of, capable of, or causing vibration or oscillation

2 : characterized by vibration

Examples of vibratory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

This version, called the Buzz, will contain just eight vibratory motors and can be worn around the user’s wrist. Kate Keller, Smithsonian, "Could This Futuristic Vest Give Us a Sixth Sense?," 21 Apr. 2018 Arborists can also use a vibratory plow to actively separate the intermingled root structure, although this can be costly. Thomas Jewell, cleveland.com, "South Euclid Tree Commissioner hosts oak wilt seminar Arbor Day weekend," 17 Apr. 2018 The Greatest Story Ever Told -- a live performance which tells a musical and visual journey by exploring the connection between music and the vibratory universe. Jennifer Machin, Billboard, "Mickey Hart Teams Up With The American Museum of Natural History For A Special Live Performance," 13 Apr. 2018 Study subjects learned within minutes to use the vibratory feedback to more deftly move their mechanical hand, to better sense its position in space, and to tighten and loosen their grip on objects as needed. Melissa Healy, latimes.com, "By vibrating the muscles, engineers produce a better prosthetic hand," 15 Mar. 2018 The sounds were often associated with pressurelike or vibratory sensory stimuli . . . Washington Post, "Doctors find neurological damage to Americans who served in Cuba," 14 Feb. 2018 And that difference will result in different auditory and vibratory signals. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "A phone app that listens to your car and could warn of impending trouble," 27 Oct. 2017 Might faith in the healing powers of a vibratory sound bath lead the next day to outlandish conspiracy theories? Emily Witt, New York Times, "The Modern Charm of Practical Magic," 1 Dec. 2016

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'vibratory.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of vibratory

1728, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about vibratory

Dictionary Entries near vibratory

vibrato

vibrato bar

vibrator

vibratory

vibrio

vibrion

vibriosis

Statistics for vibratory

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for vibratory

The first known use of vibratory was in 1728

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for vibratory

vibratory

adjective
vi·bra·to·ry | \ˈvī-brə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr- \

Medical Definition of vibratory 

1 : of, consisting in, capable of, or causing vibration or oscillation cutaneous vibratory sensation

2 : characterized by vibration

More from Merriam-Webster on vibratory

See words that rhyme with vibratory

Comments on vibratory

What made you want to look up vibratory? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

evasion of direct action or statement

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!