noun, plural vi·bra·tos. Music.
- vibration white finger,
- vibrational quantum number,
- vibrio alginolyticus,
- vibrio cholerae
Origin of vibrato
Examples from the Web for vibrato
For this role, Mueller, who earned a Tony nomination for her turn in On a Clear Day, ironed the vibrato out of her Broadway alto.‘Beautiful: The Carole King Musical’ Review: A Few Discordant Notes, But Damn Great Songs|Daniel Gross|January 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It took two years to fix the vibrato, and a few more to learn stagecraft.
The vibrato is caused by an undulating variation of pitch or power, often both.Resonance in Singing and Speaking|Thomas Fillebrown
But to-day the vibrato is frequently made to cover a multitude of violin sins.
He asserts also that vibrato is a trick invented after that day and out of place in the music of that period.Sixty Years of California Song|Margaret Blake-Alverson
A good effect is produced in a sostenuto theme by commencing the vibrato slowly on a crescendo note.Chats to 'Cello Students|Arthur Broadley
Of course, some decry the vibrato—but the reason is often because the vibrato is too slow.
noun plural -tos music
Word Origin for vibrato
1861, from Italian vibrato, from Latin vibratus, past participle of vibrare "to vibrate" (see vibrate).