real live

idiom

Definition of real live

: actual used for emphasis when speaking of a person as opposed to a recorded voice, a machine, etc.
  • I finally got to talk to a real live person.

Word by Word Definitions

real play
  1. : having objective independent existence

  2. : not artificial, fraudulent, or illusory : genuine

  3. : occurring or existing in actuality

  1. : very, really

  1. : a real thing

  1. : the basic monetary unit of Brazil — see Money Table

  2. : a former monetary unit and coin of Portugal

  1. : a former monetary unit and coin of Spain and its possessions

live play
  1. : to be alive : have the life of an animal or plant

  2. : to continue alive

  3. : to maintain oneself : subsist

  1. : having life : living

  2. : existing in fact or reality : actual

  3. : exerting force or containing energy: such as

  1. : at the actual time of occurrence : during, from, or at a live production


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