Meaning of vibe in English:


Pronunciation /vʌɪb/


  • 1usually vibesA 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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘You've been around the Senate for a long time, what sort of vibe do you get from the Government today?’
    • ‘It wasn't the world's most extravagant theatre complex, but it had this sort of historical vibe about it.’
    • ‘I always loved Meg's gorgeous photos and wanted to soak up the apparent peaceful, spiritual vibe of the place.’
    • ‘I'd never previously experienced such a positive vibe in a club environment.’
    • ‘On Saturday night, however, the vibe on the floor was very sweaty indeed and the atmosphere was brilliant.’
    • ‘Those who yearn for the good old warehouse days are going to appreciate the jazzy, ambient vibe.’
    • ‘I think he was great, he kept the vibe of the original character, but at the same time he exemplified the next generation.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Instead of giving presents to friends, donate the same amount to individual charities and give people a vibe of the Christmas spirit.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Expect the same trashy rock and electro vibe in a more intimate and debauched atmosphere.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Wim created a similar vibe as a speaker, meandering through anecdotes, sharing philosophies, listening to and acknowledging other people in the room.’
    • ‘The connection and feeling students have with their school benefits the school through contributions to the community and a positive vibe on campus.’
    ambience, aura, climate, air, mood, feel, feeling, character, tone, overtone, undertone, tenor, spirit, quality, aspect, element, undercurrent, flavour, colour, colouring, look, impression, suggestion, emanation
  • 2vibes

    another term for vibraphone

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Beltran saves himself by using live instrumentation such as guitars, vibes and organs.’
    • ‘The lack of piano (or guitar, or vibes, etc.) gives the bassist and drummer more space in which to operate.’
    • ‘They're a fun, tight mix of jazz flair and rock energy, with guitar, bass, drums, and vibes.’
    • ‘Multiple guitars and vibes unwind a skeletal melody into nothingness while a lonesome organ drones sadly against the silence.’
    • ‘Folky guitars, brush drums, violin, and vibes tend to sink back as a shimmering canvas for his singing.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The vamp becomes a backdrop for an improvised duet between the vibes and cello.’
    • ‘It's the subsequent addition of multi-tracked vocal counterpoint, maracas, and vibes that turns it into a delectable piece of ear candy.’
    • ‘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 vibes and the piano interplay while various electronic warbling and effects are heard in the background laying the background to the piece.’
    • ‘The leader, a much under-appreciated musician, is heard on both vibes and marimba.’
    • ‘Electronics were largely eschewed for acoustic strumming, vibes, banjo and plenty of ‘ba-ba-ba’ backing vocals.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Killian and his band of vibes, percussion, sax, flute, bass, keyboards and vocalist occupied stage left.’
    • ‘Khan Jamal's vibes weave subtly and powerfully around Shipp's melodic, stately and frequently forceful piano lines.’
    • ‘He played the drums, the harmonica, guitar, piano, the vibes, he sang, he did impressions, he danced.’


  • 1no object Enjoy oneself by listening to or dancing to popular music.

    • ‘another classic CD for you to vibe with’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘No matter what type of music you vibe to, give the new band a spin.’
    • ‘I wasn't somebody that was known in Canada, so he suggested that we vibe together.’
    • ‘I love creating music, and doing that with someone else to vibe off and to inject ideas into the mix is the bees knees.’
    1. 1.1Get on; have a good relationship.
      • ‘we vibe so well with each other’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘We were immediately vibing pretty well, like we had known each other all the time.’
      • ‘Many are feeling threatened by the idea of getting left behind if they don't vibe with this new medium.’
      • ‘He should have an artistic sense to vibe with the actor and the technician.’
      • ‘We vibe very well and often the scenes we improvise turn out even better that what was originally scripted.’
  • 2with object Transmit or give out (a feeling or atmosphere)

    • ‘he vibed pure hate in my direction’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I'm getting vibed by these guys all day and they're trying to make it out like, ‘Oh this kid can't do a grind, but he's trying McTwists.’’
    • ‘I know, I know somebody vibed you out or said something.’
    • ‘It was a refreshing change from being hassled by cops or vibed by jaded ‘cool guys’ in downtown US cities.’
    • ‘Many people seem to care what others ride. It seems weird to me for people to vibe someone for something that they themselves have never tried.’
    • ‘Cycling effortlessly between granite-hard drum excursions, creditable rapping and guitar riffage, the sinewy star seems hell-bent on vibing up the crowd.’
    • ‘Still vibing off of their CBC Big Break win, Montreal hip hop group Offsides are gearing up for another party at the Vatican this Sunday, July 21.’
    • ‘I would not, because as Larry and I was just sitting here vibing on the tube all around the world, this is the best forum in the world.’
    • ‘‘She really vibed with what we're doing and really got it,’ says Malinowski.’
    • ‘So, as a present to me, if you want to, would you mind taking a moment to vibe for peace in the middle east?’
    • ‘The way they vibe over there is very different, very laid back.’
    • ‘If you still vibe on him down the line, let him see you've truly chilled - then let him make any moves toward you.’