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[vahy-bruh-til, -tahyl]
  1. capable of vibrating or of being vibrated.
  2. having a vibratory motion.
  3. of, relating to, or of the nature of vibration.
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Origin of vibratile

First recorded in 1820–30; vibrate + -ile
Related formsvi·bra·til·i·ty [vahy-bruh-til-i-tee] /ˌvaɪ brəˈtɪl ɪ ti/, nounnon·vi·bra·tile, adjective
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Examples from the Web for vibratile

Historical Examples of vibratile

  • A short time before the formation of the vibratile spores the central nucleus becomes resolved into many small nuclei.

  • These tentacles are fringed laterally by a series of vibratile cilia.

    The Ocean World:

    Louis Figuier

  • She is vibratile and resonant all over, so she stirs with slighter musical tremblings of the air about her.

  • Two long arms, covered with vibratile cilia, and capable of being folded or coiled, are attached at the sides of the mouth.

    The Sea Shore

    William S. Furneaux

  • These eggs are transformed into oval larvæ, covered with vibratile cells, having a slight depression in front.

    The Ocean World:

    Louis Figuier