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n. pl. vi·bra·tos
A tremulous or pulsating effect produced in an instrumental or vocal tone by minute and rapid variations in pitch.
[Italian, from Late Latin vibrātus, a quivering, from Latin, past participle of vibrāre, to vibrate; see vibrate.]
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n, pl -tos
1. (Music, other) a slight, rapid, and regular fluctuation in the pitch of a note produced on a stringed instrument by a shaking movement of the hand stopping the strings
2. (Music, other) an oscillatory effect produced in singing by fluctuation in breath pressure or pitch
[C19: from Italian, from Latin vibrāre to vibrate]
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vi•bra•to(vɪˈbrɑ toʊ, vaɪ-)
n., pl. -tos.
a pulsating effect produced in vocal or instrumental music by rapid but slight alternations in pitch.
[1860–65; < Italian < Latin vibrātus (past participle); see vibrate]
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|Noun||1.||vibrato - (music) a pulsating effect in an instrumental or vocal tone produced by slight and rapid variations in pitch|
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
tremolo - vocal vibrato especially an excessive or poorly controlled one
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vibrato[vɪˈbrɑːtəʊ] N → vibrato m
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vibrato[vɪˈbrɑːtəʊ] n → vibrato m
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