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Dictionary Definition

vibrate

Verb

1 shake, quiver, or throb; move back and forth rapidly, usually in an uncontrolled manner
2 move or swing from side to side regularly; "the needle on the meter was oscillating" [syn: oscillate]
3 be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action; "He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement" [syn: hover, vacillate, oscillate]
4 sound with resonance; "The sound resonates well in this theater" [syn: resonate]
5 feel sudden intense sensation or emotion; "he was thrilled by the speed and the roar of the engine" [syn: thrill, tickle]

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English

Etymology

Latin vibrare 'move to and fro'.

Pronunciation

Verb

  1. Move with small movements rapidly to and fro.
  2. Resonate.
    Her mind vibrates with excitement.

Translations

  • Dutch: trillen

Italian

Verb

vibrate
  1. Form of Second-person plural present tense, vibrare
  2. Form of Second-person plural imperative, vibrare#Italian|vibrare

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