vibrato

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noun vi·bra·to \vi-ˈbrä-(ˌ)tō, vī-\

Definition of vibrato

plural

vibratos

  1. :  a slightly tremulous effect imparted to vocal or instrumental tone for added warmth and expressiveness by slight and rapid variations in pitch

vibratoless

play \-ləs\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of vibrato

Italian, from past participle of vibrare to vibrate, from Latin


First Known Use: circa 1876


VIBRATO Defined for English Language Learners

vibrato

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noun vi·bra·to \vi-ˈbrä-(ˌ)tō, vī-\

Definition of vibrato for English Language Learners

  • 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


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