Simple Definition of verve
: great energy and enthusiasm
Examples of verve
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
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