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Definition of vibrancy

: the quality or state of being vibrant

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Examples of vibrancy in a Sentence

the addition of several new stores enhances the vibrancy of the town

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The apartments are the latest in a six-year push to add housing downtown to boost vibrancy in a city that has struggled to build foot traffic in the evenings and on weekends. Kenneth R. Gosselin,, "Pearl Street apartments riding latest wave of new rentals in downtown Hartford," 16 June 2019 Kodachrome maintains its vibrancy, but tends to lose pliability and moisture over time. Chuck Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "How Archivists Saved Damaged WWII Film for 'The Cold Blue'," 23 May 2019 Westbank’s work has always been based upon the simple premise that people should not have to compromise their living space in order to live immersed in the vibrancy of a city center. First Light, The Seattle Times, "Embracing city life at new art-filled condo tower," 29 Mar. 2019 There’s a newfound vibrancy in the streets of old San Juan and along the island’s sparkling shores, and nearly all the major hotels and resorts have reopened with stunning renovations. Christina Pérez, Vogue, "Here’s Where to Travel in 2019," 26 Dec. 2018 Amp up the color and vibrancy of the eggs by creating more concentrated dye or letting the eggs soak longer. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "How to Make Your Own Natural Easter Egg Dyes with Everyday Ingredients," 7 Mar. 2019 Here, out favorite restorative products that help bring back fullness and vibrancy—and keep them going for years to come. Harper's BAZAAR, "BAZAAR's 2019 Anti-Aging Awards," 4 Mar. 2019 Every last inch of the gallery—named Chapel del Jimmy Ray for McLauchlin’s late father—and home (called Casa de Las Ranas) is touched by intriguing vibrancy. Jaimie Potters, ELLE Decor, "A Design Lover's Guide to Visiting San Miguel de Allende," 7 Jan. 2019 Similar to skin exfoliation, a scalp detox involves applying cleansing ingredients — like pore-clearing charcoal or antibacterial oils — to draw out impurities and restore shine and vibrancy to hair. New York Times, "How to Detox Your Scalp for Healthier Hair," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of vibrancy

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

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