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



BrE BrE//ˈvaɪbrəfəʊn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvaɪbrəfoʊn//
[countable] (informal vibes [plural]) Musical instruments
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a musical instrument used especially in jazz, that has two rows of metal bars that you hit, and a motor that makes them vibrate See related entries: Musical instruments Word Origin1920s: from vibrato + -phone (see phone).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: vibraphone