vi·​brant | \ ˈvī-brənt How to pronounce vibrant (audio) \

Definition of vibrant

1a(1) : pulsating with life, vigor, or activity a vibrant personality
(2) : oscillating or pulsating rapidly
b(1) : readily set in vibration
2 : sounding as a result of vibration : resonant a vibrant voice
3 : bright sense 4 a vibrant orange

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vibrantly adverb

Examples of vibrant in a Sentence

She has a vibrant personality. We painted the room a vibrant blue.
Recent Examples on the Web Jónsson recommends using the latter for cooking, and all can be used to add vibrant flavor to dishes like vegetables, meat, and, in the case of the licorice—a beloved Nordic flavor—chocolate and other sweets. Regan Stephens, Fortune, "Why This 100% Sustainable Icelandic Sea Salt Based on Historic Production Methods Is Becoming a Chef Favorite," 4 Jan. 2020 The ensemble has been doing right by the old man, serving up vibrant roots reggae for more than 25 years. Houston Chronicle, "The Must List: Damon Wayans, ‘Hello, Dolly!’," 2 Jan. 2020 Another vibrant subfield today is Chinese science fiction, which offers an outlet for subtle dissent, and gives Western readers a sense of the country’s hopes and fears. The Economist, "What sci-fi can tell us about the future," 31 Dec. 2019 The second is that thanks to that vibrant engagement on Twitter and other platforms, Chika could be one of the strongest Alabama voices to emerge in recent years. Ben Flanagan |, al, "Here are Alabama’s Entertainers of the Year," 31 Dec. 2019 Instead of eating another meal out, think about stocking your pantry with healthy, vibrant vegetables and whole foods and cooking at home. Jean Chen Smith,, "Guide to healthy New Year in 2020: These small changes are better than big resolutions," 31 Dec. 2019 Uzbekistan feels like the country's baby brother with vibrant urban centers topped by minarets, and a sprawling, arable interior where some of the freshest produce on the planet is grown. Brandon Presser, Harper's BAZAAR, "The 20 Best Places to Travel in 2020," 30 Dec. 2019 Floats in the annual parade traditionally are covered with flowers, plants and even seeds, with vibrant colors and incredible displays. Jenny Cohen, USA TODAY, "Ring in the New Year with these TV specials, from 'Rockin' Eve' to the Rose Bowl," 30 Dec. 2019 Even so, Patrizia Ciofi and Dietrich Henschel gave vibrant, nuanced performances of the lead roles, and the composer-conductor Johannes Kalitzke marshalled an opulently raging orchestra. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, "Opera Against the Patriarchy," 30 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of vibrant

1616, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(2)

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The first known use of vibrant was in 1616

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8 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Vibrant.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of vibrant

: having or showing great life, activity, and energy
: very bright and strong
of a sound : loud and powerful


vi·​brant | \ ˈvī-brənt How to pronounce vibrant (audio) \

Kids Definition of vibrant

: having or giving the sense of life, vigor, or action a vibrant personality

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