1. [ verb ] shake, quiver, or throb; move back and forth rapidly, usually in an uncontrolled manner
Related terms: move judder shimmy shaking
2. [ verb ] move or swing from side to side regularly
Synonyms: oscillate

"the needle on the meter was oscillating"

Related terms: swing librate hunt oscillation cycle vibrator
3. [ verb ] sound with resonance
Synonyms: resonate

"The sound resonates well in this theater"

Related terms: go purr resonance plangency resonance
4. [ verb ] be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action
Synonyms: hover oscillate vacillate

"He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement"

Related terms: hesitate shillyshally oscillation
5. [ verb ] feel sudden intense sensation or emotion
Synonyms: thrill tickle

"he was thrilled by the speed and the roar of the engine."

Related terms: stimulate frisson
Similar spelling:   vibrato