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Definition of "vibrato" []

  • A tremulous or pulsating effect produced in an instrumental or vocal tone by minute and rapid variations in pitch. (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 "vibrato" in a sentence
  • "But when speaking of the rendition of Handelian arias, he evidently uses the term vibrato in the same sense as Sieber does tremolando."
  • "The Korrosk soldier shuddered, tilted back his head, and roared, a deep vibrato from the depth of his chest."
  • "I love the way the penny whistler bends the note, and his vibrato is devastating."