Vibraphone meaning

vībrə-fōn
A musical instrument resembling the marimba, but with metal bars and electrically operated valves in the resonators that produce a gentle vibrato.
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A percussion instrument with a double row of tuned metal bars, each above the tubular resonator containing a motor-driven rotating vane, giving a vibrato effect.
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A percussion instrument similar to a marimba but having metal bars and rotating disks in the resonators to produce a vibrato.
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Origin of vibraphone

  • Latin vibrāre to shake vibrate –phone

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From vibrato +"Ž -phone.

    From Wiktionary