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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A slight throbbing in the sound of a singer's voice or of a musical instrument.

Usage examples (36)
  • The flutes were instructed to use a slight vibrato during the long note at the end of the piece.
  • But when speaking of the rendition of Handelian arias, he evidently uses the term vibrato in the same sense as Sieber does tremolando.
  • I love the way the penny whistler bends the note, and his vibrato is devastating.
  • The Korrosk soldier shuddered, tilted back his head, and roared, a deep vibrato from the depth of his chest. for more
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