vibraphone

[ vahy-bruh-fohn ]
/ ˈvaɪ brəˌfoʊn /

noun

Origin of vibraphone

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

Related forms

vi·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 Forms

vibraphonist, noun
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