vibrant

adjective

vi·​brant ˈvī-brənt How to pronounce vibrant (audio)
1
a(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
vibrantly adverb

Examples of vibrant in a Sentence

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

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of vibrant was in 1616

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Cite this Entry

“Vibrant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vibrant. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

vibrant

adjective
vi·​brant ˈvī-brənt How to pronounce vibrant (audio)
1
a
: vibrating rapidly
b
: having or giving a sense of life, vigor, or activity
a vibrant personality
2
: sounding as a result of vibration : resonant
a vibrant voice
3
: bright sense 2
a vibrant orange
vibrantly adverb

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