liven

play
verb liv·en \ˈlī-vən\

Definition of liven

livened

livening

play \ˈlī-və-niŋ, ˈlīv-niŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  enliven —often used with up <he…livened up the editorial page — Current Biography>

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become lively

Examples of liven in a sentence

  1. He played some music to liven the atmosphere.

1884

First Known Use of liven

1884


LIVEN Defined for English Language Learners

liven

play
verb liv·en \ˈlī-vən\

Definition of liven for English Language Learners

  • : to make (something) more lively, interesting, or exciting

  • : to become more lively, interesting, or exciting


LIVEN Defined for Kids

liven

play
verb liv·en \ˈlī-vən\

Definition of liven for Students

livened

livening

  1. :  to make or become lively Hint: Liven is often used with up. <He knows how to liven up a meeting.>



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