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vibraphone

[vahy-bruh-fohn] /ˈvaɪ brəˌfoʊn/
noun
1.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; < Latin vibrā(re) to shake + -phone
Related forms
vibraphonist
[vahy-bruh-foh-nist, vahy-brof-uh-] /ˈvaɪ brəˌfoʊ nɪst, vaɪˈbrɒf ə-/ (Show IPA),
noun
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Examples from the web for vibraphone
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for vibraphone

vibraphone

/ˈvaɪbrəˌfəʊn/
noun
1.
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
Derived Forms
vibraphonist, noun
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Word Origin and History for vibraphone
n.

1926, from vibrato + -phone, from Greek -phone.

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