vibraphone

[vahy-bruh-fohn]
noun

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

vibraphonist [vahy-bruh-foh-nist, vahy-brof-uh-] , 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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vibraphone
1926, from vibrato + -phone, from Gk. -phone.
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After studying the vibraphone for almost a decade he now increasingly includes the instrument in his performances and recordings.
His innovations in grip, mallets, and technique revolutionized marimba and vibraphone playing.
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