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Word forms: vibes
1. countable noun [usu pl]
Vibes are the good or badatmosphere that you sense with a person or in a place. [informal] [+ about] ⇒ Sorry, Chris, but I have bad vibes about this guy. ⇒ You don't see a vibe like you see in Manchester on a Saturday night in any other city in western Europe.
2. plural noun
Vibes are the same as a vibraphone. [informal] ⇒ ...a variety of other instruments, including vibes, cello, bass, accordion and clarinet.
You have to vibe the ball when you stop, but you can't stop for longer then three seconds.Scarlett Thomas POPCOThat's what the vibe told me the other X-chrome-deficients in the room were thinking behind their frowns.James Birrell THE MANANA MAN