vibraharp

vibraharp

[vahy-bruh-hahrp]
noun
a musical percussion instrument that resembles a marimba and is played with mallets, but that has metal instead of wooden bars and has a set of electrically powered resonators for sustaining the tone or creating a vibrato.
Also called vibraphone.


Origin:
1925–30; < Latin vibrā(re) to shake + harp

vibraharpist, noun
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vibraphone or vibraharp (ˈvaɪbrəˌfəʊn, ˈvaɪbrəˌhɑːp)
 
n
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
 
vibraharp or vibraharp
 
n
 
'vibraphonist or vibraharp
 
n

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