- 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.
Origin of vibraharp
1925–30; < Latin vibrā(re) to shake + harp
Also called vibraphone.
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