vibrato
noun (plural -tos) Etymology: Italian, from past participle of vibrare to vibrate, from Latin Date: circa 1876 a slightly tremulous effect imparted to vocal or instrumental tone for added warmth and expressiveness by slight and rapid variations in pitch • vibratoless adjective

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  • Vibrato — is a musical effect, produced in singing and on musical instruments by a regular pulsating change of pitch, and is used to add expression and vocal like qualities to instrumental music. Vibrato can be characterised by the amount of pitch… …   Wikipedia

  • VIBRATO — VIBRA Dans le jeu des instruments à archet, mouvement égal et continu d’oscillation horizontale du poignet (violon, alto) ou de l’avant bras (violoncelle) plus ou moins prononcé, qui produit une ondulation expressive du son. Il était déjà connu… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • vibrato — VIBRÁTO adv. (Indică modul de executare a unei bucăţi muzicale) Cu vibraţii. ♦ (Substantivat, n.) Bucată (sau parte dintr o bucată) muzicală astfel executată. ♢ Vibrato vocal = modulaţie a vocii umane (de frecvenţă, de amplitudine, de spectru) de …   Dicționar Român

  • vibrato — 1861, from It. vibrato, from L. vibratus, pp. of vibrare to vibrate (see VIBRATE (Cf. vibrate)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • vibrato — (Del it. vibrato). m. Mús. Ondulación del sonido producida por una vibración ligera del tono …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • vibrato — agg. [part. pass. di vibrare ]. 1. [messo in vibrazione]. 2. (fig.) [caratterizzato da forte e intensa emozione: presentare una v. protesta ] ▶◀ concitato, energico, fremente, palpitante, prorompente, veemente, vibrante, vigoroso. ◀▶ blando,… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • vibrato — vibrȃto m DEFINICIJA glazb. višekratna neznatna oscilacija visine tona, zvučni efekt koji se može postići na puhaćim i gudaćim glazbalima (treperenjem žice) te u vokalnoj izvedbi ETIMOLOGIJA tal. ← lat. vibratus: treptav, drhćući …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • vibrato — ► NOUN Music ▪ a rapid, slight variation in pitch in singing or playing some musical instruments, producing a stronger or richer tone. ORIGIN Italian, from vibrare vibrate …   English terms dictionary

  • vibrato — [vi brät′ō, vēbrät′ō] n. pl. vibratos [It, pp. of vibrare < L: see VIBRATE] Music a pulsating effect, less extreme than a tremolo, produced by rapid alternation of a given tone with a barely perceptible variation in pitch, as by the slight… …   English World dictionary

  • Vibrato — Ejemplos de diferentes tipos de vibrato en una frecuencia de 6 Hz. Ejemplo de un vibrato modulando la frecuencia del sonido …   Wikipedia Español

  • Vibrato — Das Vibrato ist in der Musik die periodisch wiederkehrende, geringfügige Veränderung der Frequenz eines gehaltenen Tons. Im Gegensatz zu einem nicht vibrierenden Ton wird ein Ton mit angemessenem Vibrato als lebendig wahrgenommen. Daher findet… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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