vi·​brance | \ ˈvī-brən(t)s How to pronounce vibrance (audio) \

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Examples of vibrance in a Sentence

new legislation to help small businesses and restore the vibrance of the local economy
Recent Examples on the Web The vibrance and squalor of the city in the seventies is spread across these pictures like a greasy film. Chris Wiley, The New Yorker, "Bruce Gilden’s Gritty Vision of a Lost New York," 11 Nov. 2019 Fringe accents and gold detailing highlight Herrera’s embellishment-heavy appeal, while bright and citrusy shades play into Cabana’s beloved vibrance. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Carolina Herrera and Cabana Just Released a Sophisticated, Pattern-Punched Tabletop Collection," 17 Sep. 2019 Confessions label master Tchami's second single of the year captures this vibrance with an energetic house tune that bangs its bass low and its textures dense and wild, though throughout, there's an almost spiritual kind of lightness. Kat Bein, Billboard, "First Spin: The Week's Best New Dance Tracks From Phantogram, Cashmere Cat & More," 9 Aug. 2019 Finishing this dish with a big sprinkle of gremolata balances the meat’s richness with a fresh vibrance. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, "What Is Gremolata? Here's Why You Should Add It to Every Meal," 4 June 2019 In my opinion, the holy grail of all color-depositing products is Viral Colorwash, a shampoo that not only extends your hair color’s vibrance, but also adds pigment. Jaime Osnato, SELF, "How I Keep My Temporary Hair Color Fresh to Death," 4 Apr. 2019 The clingy footwear style—a Yeezy staple—had a fresh vibrance in the summery shade, and served as a cheery punctuation mark to Kardashian West’s look. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Kim Kardashian West Breaks Her Monochromatic Streak in—What Else?—Yeezy," 25 July 2018 The infinite dimension and light-refracting properties of the crystals are inherently star-like, which aided in the structure’s overall vibrance. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "How Architect Daniel Libeskind Redesigned the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Star," 15 Nov. 2018 As someone who encourages others to 'break down the walls of masculinity', his unique personality is full of vibrance, fun, and happiness. Spoon U, Teen Vogue, "Which Queer Eye Member Are You Based on Your Favorite Meal of the Day?," 21 July 2018

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First Known Use of vibrance

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of vibrance was circa 1900

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“Vibrance.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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showing steady, earnest care and effort

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