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Definition of vibrato noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

vibrato

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//vɪˈbrɑːtəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//vɪˈbrɑːtoʊ//
 
[uncountable, countable] (pl. vibratos) (music, from Italian)
 
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a shaking effect in singing or playing a musical instrument, made by rapid slight changes in pitch (= how high or low a sound is) Word Origin mid 19th cent.: Italian, past participle of vibrare ‘vibrate’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: vibrato