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vibraharp

[vahy-bruh-hahrp] /ˈvaɪ brəˌhɑrp/
noun
1.
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
1925-1930
1925-30; < Latin vibrā(re) to shake + harp
Related forms
vibraharpist, noun
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