Definitions for vibraphoneˈvaɪ brəˌfoʊn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vibraphone, vibraharp, vibes(noun)

    a percussion instrument similar to a xylophone but having metal bars and rotating disks in the resonators that produce a vibrato sound

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  1. vibraphone(Noun)

    A percussion instrument with a double row of tuned metal bars, each above the tubular resonator containing a motor-driven rotating vane, giving a vibrato effect.

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  1. Vibraphone

    The vibraphone is a musical instrument in the struck idiophone subfamily of the percussion family. The vibraphone is similar in appearance to the xylophone, marimba and glockenspiel. Each bar is paired with a resonator tube having a motor-driven butterfly valve at its upper end, mounted on a common shaft, which produces a tremolo or vibrato effect while spinning. The vibraphone also has a sustain pedal similar to that used on a piano; when the pedal is up, the bars are all damped and the sound of each bar is shortened; with the pedal down, they will sound for several seconds. The most common uses of the vibraphone are within jazz music, where it often plays a featured role, and in the wind ensemble, as a standard component of the percussion section.


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