vibraphone

[ vahy-bruh-fohn ]
/ ˈvaɪ brəˌfoʊn /

noun


RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. vibraculum,
  2. vibraharp,
  3. vibram,
  4. vibrant,
  5. vibrantly,
  6. vibrate,
  7. vibratile,
  8. vibratility,
  9. vibrating line,
  10. vibration

Origin of vibraphone

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

Related formsvi·bra·phon·ist [vahy-bruh-foh-nist, vahy-brof-uh-] /ˈvaɪ brəˌfoʊ nɪst, vaɪˈbrɒf ə-/, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for vibraphone

vibraphone

esp US vibraharp (ˈvaɪbrəˌhɑːp)

/ (ˈvaɪbrəˌfəʊn) /

noun

a percussion instrument, used esp in jazz, consisting of a set of metal bars placed over tubular metal resonators, which are made to vibrate electronically
Derived Formsvibraphonist, noun

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Word Origin and History for vibraphone

vibraphone

n.

1926, from vibrato + -phone, from Greek -phone.

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