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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Characteristically White's opulent bass comes with a pronounced vibrato which tends to get exaggerated on disc.
▪ He whistles with a beautiful, steady vibrato.
▪ In their accompaniments, the strings could have contributed greater warmth and colour - particularly by using more vibrato.
▪ It's just incredible to try to create their vibrato and note choice on guitar.
▪ J: I like his vibrato.
▪ She brought uncommon dedication and a throbbing vibrato to the sister who craves a normal existence.
▪ There is now practically no danger, as there once was, of players overdoing vibrato.
▪ Zimmermann lavishes expression on the Debussy, but his grainy tone and constant throbbing vibrato tend to smother the music.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1861 (adv.), 1870 (n.), "tremulous effect in music," from Italian vibrato, from Latin vibratus, past participle of vibrare "to vibrate" (see vibrate).\n\nStrictly, the vibrato is distinct from the tremolo, in that the latter involves a perceptible variation in pitch; but in common usage the terms are made synonymous.

[Century Dictionary]


n. (context music English) 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.


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


Vibrato ( Italian, from past participle of "vibrare", to vibrate) is a musical effect consisting of a regular, pulsating change of pitch. It is used to add expression to vocal and instrumental music. Vibrato is typically characterised in terms of two factors: the amount of pitch variation ("extent of vibrato") and the speed with which the pitch is varied ("rate of vibrato").

In singing it can occur spontaneously through variations in the larynx. The vibrato of a string instrument and wind instrument is an imitation of that vocal function.

Vibrato (album)

Vibrato is the 12th studio album by Paul Gilbert, released on October 15, 2012. The album is half instrumental.

Vibrato (song)

"Vibrato" ( Hangul: 떨려요; RR: tteollyeoyo) is a song recorded by South Korean girl group Stellar and served as their sixth digital single. It was released on July 20, 2015 by The Entertainment Pascal and distributed by CJ E&M. It was written and produced by Hwang Hyun, member of MonoTree. The song was later included in their second extended play Sting (2016).

Usage examples of "vibrato".

But when speaking of the rendition of Handelian arias, he evidently uses the term vibrato in the same sense as Sieber does tremolando.

The reporta loud bang but also like the hard toll of an immense bellrang with such vibrato, I swore that I could feel sympathetic tremors racing through the haversian canals of my bones.

She had no vibrato, catch-as-catch-can volume, and an overfondness for slide.