Meaning of vibrato

vi•bra•to

Pronunciation: (vi-brä'tō, vī-), [key]
— pl. -tos.
  1. a pulsating effect, produced in singing by the rapid reiteration of emphasis on a tone, and on bowed instruments by a rapid change of pitch corresponding to the vocal tremolo.
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