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

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new legislation to help small businesses and restore the vibrance of the local economy

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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 Both artists hail from inner cities—New York and Atlanta, respectively—where black communities bustle with vibrance and flavor, and serve as the literal birthplace of culture writ large. Glynn Pogue, Vogue, "In Defense of Cardi B’s Baby Name," 13 July 2018 Almost three years and 32 losses later, the enthusiasm is harder to see, the vibrance less detectable. David Haugh,, "Pride all that's left for John Fox, but is this the end of his career?," 9 Dec. 2017 Walsh was raised in Long Island, New York, and her love of fashion was born early on, thanks to her mom's job as a theater actress and the vibrance of New York City. Marie Claire, "Fashion Face-Off: New York vs. Los Angeles," 29 Sep. 2017

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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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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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