A vibraphone is an electronic musical instrument which consists of a set of metal bars in a frame. When you hit the bars they produce ringing notes that last for some time.

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  • VIBRAPHONE — Instrument à percussion, à clavier chromatique, à sons déterminés, de la famille des xylophones. Il est composé de lames d’acier, sous lesquelles résonnent en sympathie, perpendiculairement à elles, des tiges creuses tubulaires. On frappe le… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • vibraphone — (n.) 1926, from VIBRATO (Cf. vibrato) + PHONE (Cf. phone), from Gk. phone …   Etymology dictionary

  • vibraphone — ► NOUN ▪ a musical percussion instrument with a double row of tuned metal bars, each above a tubular resonator containing a motor driven rotating vane, giving a vibrato effect. DERIVATIVES vibraphonist noun …   English terms dictionary

  • vibraphone — [vī′brə fōn΄] n. [< VIBRATE + PHONE] a musical instrument resembling the marimba, but with electrically operated valves in the resonators that produce a gentle vibrato vibraphonist n …   English World dictionary

  • Vibraphone — Infobox instrument name=Vibraphone names=Vibraharp, Vibes image capt=A typical vibraphone color=#FFEC8B classification=Percussion instrument (Idiophone) range= related= musicians= builders= articles=The vibraphone, sometimes called the vibraharp… …   Wikipedia

  • Vibraphone — Luigi Waites jouant du vibraphone. Un vibraphone …   Wikipédia en Français

  • vibraphone — vibraphonist /vuy breuh foh nist, vuy brof euh /, n. /vuy breuh fohn /, n. vibraharp. [1925 30; < L vibra(re) to shake + PHONE] * * * or vibraharp Percussion instrument with tuned metal bars, arranged keyboard style like the xylophone. Felt or… …   Universalium

  • Vibraphone — Vibraphon Das Vibraphon oder Vibrafon ist als Schlaginstrument eine Weiterentwicklung der Marimba. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Bauart 2 Das Vibraphon im Jazz …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • vibraphone — UK [ˈvaɪbrəˌfəʊn] / US [ˈvaɪbrəˌfoʊn] noun [countable] Word forms vibraphone : singular vibraphone plural vibraphones music an electronic musical instrument with metal bars that you hit …   English dictionary

  • vibraphone — vibrafono ит. [вибрафо/но] Vibraphon нем. [вибрафо/н] vibraphone фр. [вибрафо/н], англ. [ви/брафоун] вибрафон (ударн. инструм.) …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

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