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Vibrato

Vibrato

WordNet



noun


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



Etymology


Borrowed from vibrato, past participle of vibrare meaning "to vibrate" or "to quiver"

Noun



  1. 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.

Related terms




  • vibratiuncle
  • vibrative



Etymology


Borrowed from vibrato, past participle of vibrare meaning "to vibrate" or "to quiver"