Definition of vibe in US English:

vibe

noun

  • 1usually vibesA person's emotional state or the atmosphere of a place as communicated to and felt by others.

    ‘a lot of moody people giving off bad vibes’
    • ‘You've been around the Senate for a long time, what sort of vibe do you get from the Government today?’
    • ‘Instead of giving presents to friends, donate the same amount to individual charities and give people a vibe of the Christmas spirit.’
    • ‘Long-time residents of the area like the low crime rate, the quiet atmosphere and the small-town vibe.’
    • ‘I'd never previously experienced such a positive vibe in a club environment.’
    • ‘I always loved Meg's gorgeous photos and wanted to soak up the apparent peaceful, spiritual vibe of the place.’
    • ‘It wasn't the world's most extravagant theatre complex, but it had this sort of historical vibe about it.’
    • ‘Many of those early residents still remain in Venice Beach, contributing to the vibe of free-love and environmental peace that continues to this day.’
    • ‘In the music, man, the spiritual vibe is very important.’
    • ‘Expect the same trashy rock and electro vibe in a more intimate and debauched atmosphere.’
    • ‘Wim created a similar vibe as a speaker, meandering through anecdotes, sharing philosophies, listening to and acknowledging other people in the room.’
    • ‘Was it the leftover vibe of previous aura seekers who had come to this room?’
    • ‘Not only do these earrings draw attention to you, they give you a free spirited vibe which is so sexy.’
    • ‘I was in this bar on a Friday night, the vibe and ambience was chilled with funky back beats.’
    • ‘The bustling vibe adds to the atmosphere rather than detracting from your enjoyment.’
    • ‘On Saturday night, however, the vibe on the floor was very sweaty indeed and the atmosphere was brilliant.’
    • ‘I think he was great, he kept the vibe of the original character, but at the same time he exemplified the next generation.’
    • ‘Some DJs couldn't understand my positive vibe and couldn't handle sharing the spotlight, but after truly listening to my unique style, they gave me love.’
    • ‘Those who yearn for the good old warehouse days are going to appreciate the jazzy, ambient vibe.’
    • ‘The connection and feeling students have with their school benefits the school through contributions to the community and a positive vibe on campus.’
    • ‘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.’
    ambience, aura, climate, air, mood, feel, feeling, character, tone, overtone, undertone, tenor, spirit, quality, aspect, element, undercurrent, flavour, colour, colouring, look, impression, suggestion, emanation
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  • 2vibes

    another term for vibraphone
    • ‘Khan Jamal's vibes weave subtly and powerfully around Shipp's melodic, stately and frequently forceful piano lines.’
    • ‘It's the subsequent addition of multi-tracked vocal counterpoint, maracas, and vibes that turns it into a delectable piece of ear candy.’
    • ‘The lack of piano (or guitar, or vibes, etc.) gives the bassist and drummer more space in which to operate.’
    • ‘He played the drums, the harmonica, guitar, piano, the vibes, he sang, he did impressions, he danced.’
    • ‘The mood is intimate and late night; a chanteuse in a little club somewhere with a piano trio augmented by sax, vibes and guitar.’
    • ‘Folky guitars, brush drums, violin, and vibes tend to sink back as a shimmering canvas for his singing.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The first track further lulls you a false sense of security; a lovely, candle-flickering tune, drums brushed around a breathy sax and gently chiming vibes.’
    • ‘The leader, a much under-appreciated musician, is heard on both vibes and marimba.’
    • ‘The vamp becomes a backdrop for an improvised duet between the vibes and cello.’
    • ‘The front line of sax, vibes and trombone may strike some as unconventional, but to say it works would be a bit of an understatement; more than sum of their parts, indeed.’
    • ‘Beltran saves himself by using live instrumentation such as guitars, vibes and organs.’
    • ‘Killian and his band of vibes, percussion, sax, flute, bass, keyboards and vocalist occupied stage left.’
    • ‘A deep, squelching beat suffused with vibes and marimba stutters behind her, balancing the simple innocence of her words with skin-prickling menace.’
    • ‘Electronics were largely eschewed for acoustic strumming, vibes, banjo and plenty of ‘ba-ba-ba’ backing vocals.’
    • ‘They're a fun, tight mix of jazz flair and rock energy, with guitar, bass, drums, and vibes.’
    • ‘The vibes and the piano interplay while various electronic warbling and effects are heard in the background laying the background to the piece.’
    • ‘Banjo and vibes fill in the corners of the song, leaving room for some sort of oscillating synthesizer and closely harmonized vocals.’
    • ‘And the vibes, by being so distinctive, emphasize the repetitiveness of the patterns they're playing, while the other instruments have a back door into your brain.’
    • ‘Multiple guitars and vibes unwind a skeletal melody into nothingness while a lonesome organ drones sadly against the silence.’

Pronunciation

vibe

/vaɪb//vīb/