noun \ˈvərv\

: great energy and enthusiasm

Full Definition of VERVE

archaic :  special ability or talent
a :  the spirit and enthusiasm animating artistic composition or performance :  vivacity
b :  energy, vitality

Examples of VERVE

  1. She played with skill and verve.

Origin of VERVE

French, from Middle French, caprice, from Old French, word, gossip, from Vulgar Latin *verva, from Latin verba, plural of verbum word — more at word
First Known Use: 1697

Rhymes with VERVE


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