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Definition of "vibraphone" []

  • A percussion instrument similar to a marimba but having metal bars and rotating disks in the resonators to produce a vibrato. Also called vibraharp. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "vibraphone" in a sentence
  • "The vibraphone is a strange feeling, has a very unusual sound in music."
  • "While singers, woodwind, pianists Reich included and string players stay at their stations, the percussionists move among their instruments, taking over from one another or stepping out of the music altogether until required to return for a new section, always signalled by a bell-like declaration from the vibraphone."
  • "Composed by Jack Perla for an ensemble of violin, cello, bass, vibraphone and pipa, with a libretto by playwright Eugenie Chan for a cast of four, its story is about reconciling pride in modern America with Chinese tradition across three generations."