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Vibrato vs. Vibration

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Vibratonoun

(music) The musical effect or technique where the pitch or frequency of a note or sound is quickly and repeatedly raised and lowered over a small distance for the duration of that note or sound.

Vibrationnoun

The act of vibrating or the condition of being vibrated.

Vibratonoun

(music) a pulsating effect in an instrumental or vocal tone produced by slight and rapid variations in pitch

Vibrationnoun

(physics) Any periodic process, especially a rapid linear motion of a body about an equilibrium position.

Vibrato

Vibrato (Italian, from past participle of , to vibrate) is a musical effect consisting of a regular, pulsating change of pitch. It is used to add expression to vocal and instrumental music.

‘vibrare’;

Vibrationnoun

A single complete vibrating motion.

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Vibrationnoun

(slang) An instinctively sensed emotional aura or atmosphere; vibes.

Vibrationnoun

The act of vibrating, or the state of being vibrated, or in vibratory motion; quick motion to and fro; oscillation, as of a pendulum or musical string.

‘As a harper lays his open palmUpon his harp, to deaden its vibrations.’;

Vibrationnoun

A limited reciprocating motion of a particle of an elastic body or medium in alternately opposite directions from its position of equilibrium, when that equilibrium has been disturbed, as when a stretched cord or other body produces musical notes, or particles of air transmit sounds to the ear. The path of the particle may be in a straight line, in a circular arc, or in any curve whatever.

Vibrationnoun

the act of vibrating

Vibrationnoun

a distinctive emotional atmosphere; sensed intuitively;

‘it gave me a nostalgic vibe’; ‘that man gives off bad vibes’;

Vibrationnoun

a shaky motion;

‘the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe’;

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Vibrationnoun

(physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean

Vibration

Vibration is a mechanical phenomenon whereby oscillations occur about an equilibrium point. The word comes from Latin vibrationem ().

‘shaking, brandishing’;

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