adjective \ˈvi-vəd\

of a picture, memory, etc. : seeming like real life because it is very clear, bright, or detailed

: very bright in color

Full Definition of VIVID

of a color :  very strong :  very high in chroma
:  having the appearance of vigorous life or freshness :  lively <a vivid sketch>
:  producing a strong or clear impression on the senses :  sharp, intense; specifically :  producing distinct mental images <a vivid description>
:  acting clearly and vigorously <a vivid imagination>
viv·id·ly adverb
viv·id·ness noun

Examples of VIVID

  1. He gave a vivid description of the scene.
  2. The book includes many vivid illustrations.
  3. The dream was very vivid.
  4. She could remember the dream in vivid detail.
  5. The fabric was dyed a vivid red.

Origin of VIVID

Latin vividus, from vivere to live — more at quick
First Known Use: 1634

Other Color Terms

argentine, cerise, cerulean, cyan, ocher, perse, puce, taupe, vermilion

Rhymes with VIVID


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