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[vahy-bruh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
  1. capable of or producing vibration.
  2. vibrating.
  3. of the nature of or consisting in vibration.
  4. of or relating to vibration.
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Also vi·bra·tive [vahy-bruh-tiv, -brey-] /ˈvaɪ brə tɪv, -breɪ-/

Origin of vibratory

First recorded in 1720–30; vibrate + -ory1
Related formsnon·vi·bra·to·ry, adjective
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Historical Examples of vibratory

  • Vibratory motion of the matter becomes undulatory motion in the ether.

    The Machinery of the Universe

    Amos Emerson Dolbear