[ US /vaɪˈbɹeɪʃən/ ]
[ UK /va‍ɪbɹˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
  1. a shaky motion
    the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe
  2. (physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean
  3. a distinctive emotional aura experienced instinctively
    it gave me a nostalgic vibe
    that place gave me bad vibrations
  4. the act of vibrating
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How To Use vibration In A Sentence

  • When things are going on that have a strong vibration -- what foreign correspondents love to call a "repercussion" -- they cause a good deal of mind-quaking. Mince Pie
  • Vibrations from instruments such as the talking drum or the didgeridoo, or even from foot-stomping dances, may have spoken volumes to distant, unshod listeners.
  • They are able to sense very minute vibrations in the ground, and feel their way through total darkness with their paws and whiskers.
  • Trailing edge vibration has been dampened by reinforcement with thin glass fibre rod inserts or mylar overlays, so eliminating excessive noise.
  • Disk before Tuesday, the U.S. stock index futures showed a narrow range of vibration patterns.
  • Even at full speed the ship's engines cause very little vibration.
  • We use notebook and linear Array CCD to in-phase non-contact measure the vibration of roadbed and rail in the open air.
  • Now, as he spoke, his voice trembled with that peculiar vibration which is the result of tensity. Sister Carrie
  • It even has a rubber backplate that allows for a firm grip and helps to transmit vibrations thanks to your music or ambient sounds.
  • An unexpected sharp vibration can cause the head to crash onto the surface of the disk, gouging it like a phonograph needle can scratch a record.
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