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vibrate

vi·brate

vibrate

 
 
pronunciation:
vaI breIt
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: vibrated, vibrates, vibrating
definition 1: to move back and forth very rapidly and steadily; oscillate.
The floor up here vibrates when the band practices downstairs.You can see how the guitar string vibrates.
synonyms:
pulsate, tremble
similar words:
flutter, oscillate, palpitate, pulse, quiver, shake, vacillate, wave
definition 2: to quiver, as sound; resonate or resound.
Sound that vibrates quickly through the air has a higher pitch.
synonyms:
quaver, resonate, reverberate, throb, tremble, trill, waver, wobble
similar words:
pulsate, quiver, resound, ring
definition 3: to be stirred with emotion or excitement; thrill; tingle.
The audience vibrated as the great tenor took the stage.
synonyms:
shiver, shudder, thrill, tingle, tremble, twitter
similar words:
palpitate, pulse, quake
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause to move back and forth very rapidly and steadily.
Sound waves vibrate the diaphragm in a microphone.
synonyms:
shake, wave
similar words:
agitate, flutter, wiggle
definition 2: to cause to resound.
synonyms:
resonate, trill
similar words:
quaver, resound
definition 3: to cause to quiver.
synonyms:
quiver, shake
similar words:
flutter, shiver
derivation: vibratingly (adv.)