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v. vi·brat·ed, vi·brat·ing, vi·brates
a. To move back and forth or to and fro, especially rhythmically and rapidly: The eardrum vibrates in response to sound waves. See Synonyms at swing.
b. To progress in a given direction while moving back and forth rapidly: The sound wave vibrated through the water.
2. To be in a state of great activity, excitement, or agitation: "Even as the film moved ... to the more deadly fields of Vietnam, old hatreds vibrated in me" (Loudon Wainwright).
3. To produce a sound; resonate: "The noise of cars and motorcycles, voices and music vibrates from the street" (Edmundo Paz Solden).
4. To fluctuate or waver, as between states or in making choices: "The fear of repetition and the lure of repetition: these are the two poles between which the movie vibrates" (Wendy Lesser).
1. To cause to move back and forth rapidly: The rattlesnake vibrated its tail.
2. To produce (sound) by vibration.
A setting on a cell phone that causes the phone to shake rapidly without producing a ringtone when a call or text message is received.

[Latin vibrāre, vibrāt-; see weip- in Indo-European roots.]

vi′bra·tive, vi′bra·to′ry (-brə-tôr′ē) adj.


(ˈvaɪ brəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

also vi•bra•tive

(-brə tɪv, -breɪ-)

1. capable of or producing vibration.
2. vibrating.
3. of the nature of vibration.
4. of or pertaining to vibration.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vibratory - moving very rapidly to and fro or up and downvibratory - moving very rapidly to and fro or up and down; "the vibrating piano strings"
moving - in motion; "a constantly moving crowd"; "the moving parts of the machine"


[ˈvaɪbrətərɪ] ADJvibratorio


adjvibrierend, Vibrations-


, vibratory
a. vibratorio-a, que produce vibración u oscila;
___ sensesentido ___.
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And she was conscious of having been looked at a great deal, in rather a furtive manner, from beneath a pair of well-marked horizontal eyebrows, with a glance that seemed somehow to have caught the vibratory influence of the voice.
It is these atoms which, by their vibratory motion, produce both light and heat in the universe.
At a sufficient distance over the woods this sound acquires a certain vibratory hum, as if the pine needles in the horizon were the strings of a harp which it swept.
The animals move with the narrow apex forwards, by the aid of their vibratory ciliae, and generally by rapid starts.
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