vi·​brant | \ˈvī-brənt \

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) : responsive, sensitive

2 : sounding as a result of vibration : resonant a vibrant voice

3 : bright sense 4 a vibrant orange

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Other Words from vibrant

vibrantly adverb

Examples of vibrant in a Sentence

She has a vibrant personality. We painted the room a vibrant blue.

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Yes, engaging in fitness can (should!) be a positive experience that adds value and allows us to lead vibrant, full, and energized lives. SELF, "Trainers and Fitness Pros Can't Help People of Color While Remaining Silent About Racism," 1 Nov. 2018 The vibrant primary hues were seen all over the spring-summer 2018 runways — from Monse and Victoria Beckham to Zero + Maria Cornejo. Kristin Larson,, "Fourth of July attire: Chic red, white and blue looks," 26 June 2018 The sunglasses are playful, quirky, and come in vibrant sorbet hues. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "7 Stylish Sunglass Brands to Shop Right Now," 5 June 2018 Miss Dessert, which migrated to Arizona from Houston, is downright adorable, a bright and modern space with a soundtrack of everything pop, done up in vibrant hues with a mango sunburst for a logo. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "Eat Here First in May: 3 new restaurants to try before everybody else does," 15 May 2018 For 100 generations, Kame'eleihiwa said Hawaiian women have shaped their identities off the beauty of her volatile eruptions and the magnitude of her strength, which is documented in photographs displaying her vibrant red hue. Hannah Wiley, USA TODAY, "Pele: Who is Hawaii's volcanic fire goddess?," 10 May 2018 Stephanie, who is of Spanish and Chinese descent, rocks vibrant makeup hues from burnt orange to bright red. Kristin Corpuz, Teen Vogue, "18 Asian Beauty Bloggers You Need to Follow," 9 May 2018 What's in season: One of the most prized beans of spring, favas are known for their buttery, earthy notes and vibrant green hue. Noelle Carter,, "Stew, pasta, salad and more great recipes featuring fava beans, now in season," 13 Apr. 2018 Look at the liquid lipsticks, the glosses, the blushes... everything is vibrant, bold, and flattering on fair skin tones, deep skin tones, and everything in between., "We Tried Everything From Flesh Beauty — & Here's Our Unfiltered Opinion," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of vibrant

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

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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 \

Kids Definition of vibrant

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

Other Words from vibrant

vibrantly adverb

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