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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR VIBRATE

Worst of all, his mouth was open, and his chest could be seen to vibrate as he panted.

At last a word struck him, and made his whole soul to vibrate.

Its deep rumble made the whole night vibrate like a bass string.

These and your tongue and lips make the air in front of you vibrate.

If the vocal cords of your throat did not vibrate, you could not talk out loud.

If an article is tasteless, it means that these filaments do not vibrate.

Stretch a wire, as at B (Fig. 79), fairly tight, and then vibrate it.

"The tank will not vibrate so when I'm going at full speed," he explained to his father.

Yet before that sound had ceased to vibrate, she heard it shut again.

Cassy, therefore, with woman's tact, touched the only string that could be made to vibrate.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from Latin vibratus, past participle of vibrare "move quickly to and fro, shake," from PIE *w(e)ib- "move quickly to and fro" (cf. Lithuanian wyburiu "to wag" (the tail), Danish vippe, Dutch wippen "to swing," Old English wipan "to wipe"). Related: Vibrated; vibrating.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR VIBRATE

blew

verbmake sound, usually with instrument

blow

verbmake sound, usually with instrument
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