Definition of vibe in English:


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Pronunciation: /vʌɪb


1 (usually vibes) A person’s emotional state or the atmosphere of a place as communicated to and felt by others: we’ve been picking up some bad vibes on that guy
[ 1960s: abbreviation of vibrations]
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  • The village atmosphere and generally festive vibe is infectious as hundreds of people celebrate the very best of folk culture and music during the six-day event.
  • Long-time residents of the area like the low crime rate, the quiet atmosphere and the small-town vibe.
  • The bustling vibe adds to the atmosphere rather than detracting from your enjoyment.
2 (vibes) another term for vibraphone.
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  • His marimba and vibes contribute further percussive accents, and the intricate multiple meters and contrapuntal figures add up to a rhythmic feast for the listener.
  • A deep, squelching beat suffused with vibes and marimba stutters behind her, balancing the simple innocence of her words with skin-prickling menace.
  • The mood is intimate and late night; a chanteuse in a little club somewhere with a piano trio augmented by sax, vibes and guitar.


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1 [no object] Enjoy oneself by listening to or dancing to popular music: another classic CD for you to vibe with
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  • So we spend a lot of time, sort of like jiving with each other, you know, jiving and vibing, at our farm.
  • Prev One and mini-dude Madchild were lucky enough to have a packed house to vibe with, even if the sound was questionable.
  • She said she'd really, really vibe well with a god/goddess who might be prepared to sing this back for her.
1.1Get on; have a good relationship: we vibe so well with each other
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  • They'll vibe with you nicely, and you make the sale.
  • Immediately we formed a bond and started vibing off each other.
  • Plus lots of celebratory lunching and munching, vibing and imbibing in the empire of the senses.
2 [with object] Transmit or give out (a feeling or atmosphere): he vibed pure hate in my direction
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  • Within mere weeks, I was vibed out of the writers room.
  • The girls know that the best move is to vibe him back with excellent body language.
  • And, once again, me and Jerry just sat down and started vibing it.

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