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

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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First Known Use of vibrant

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

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“Vibrant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for vibrant


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

Other Words from vibrant

vibrantly adverb

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