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English definition of “vibraphone”

vibraphone

noun [C] uk   /ˈvaɪ.brə.fəʊn/ us    /-foʊn/ (informal vibes)
a musical instrument consisting of a frame with a set of metal bars in it that you hit. The bars have electrical devices attached to them that make them vibrate so that they produce musical notes that seem to shake slightly.
See also
Percussion instruments
(Definition of vibraphone from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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