a musical percussion instrument that resembles a marimba and is played with mallets, but that has metal instead of wooden bars and has a set of electrically powered resonators for sustaining the tone or creating a vibrato.

Nearby words

  1. vibes,
  2. vibey,
  3. vibist,
  4. viborg,
  5. vibraculum,
  6. vibram,
  7. vibrant,
  8. vibrantly,
  9. vibraphone,
  10. vibrate

Origin of vibraharp

1925–30; < Latin vibrā(re) to shake + harp

Also called vibraphone.

Related formsvi·bra·harp·ist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019