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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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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The key to her success was indeed matching her makeup to her ready-to-wear, resulting in a head-to-toe palette that felt cohesive and vibrant. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Scarlett Johansson Does a Wearable Take on One of Spring’s Biggest Beauty Trends," 11 Apr. 2019 Since then, it's become known and loved for its vibrant and colorful designs. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Brazilian Brand Is About to Become Every Fashion Girl’s Favorite," 19 Mar. 2019 Science and mathematics are alive and vibrant and growing. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "L'Oréal Honors Mathematician Ingrid Daubechies for Her Contributions to the STEM Field," 14 Mar. 2019 Disney's action-packed, star-studded, and unbelievably vibrant adaptation is a darker twist on the classic tale. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "The Trailer for the New ‘Nutcracker’ Movie Is Here and It’s So Magical," 5 Sep. 2018 To amplify its vibrant color payoff, Mayo spritzed his brush with a setting spray before dipping it into the shadow. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Lizzo Paired Drugstore Lashes With Neon Green Makeup at the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards," 29 Mar. 2019 Per Ora’s love for the color, the Heart Bag is a vibrant red—signifying strength and passion. Catherine Scott, Vogue, "Rita Ora’s Got a Brand-New Bag, and She Designed It for Escada," 28 Mar. 2019 The glitter turned out a bit more muted, and the color was more tie-dye pastel than the vibrant colors on the box. Lindsey Murray, Good Housekeeping, "6 Best Easter Egg Dyeing Kits That Deliver Insta-Worthy Results," 27 Mar. 2019 Kelly took the stage during the Battle Rounds in a vibrant, color block dress that reached the floor and cinched at the waist with a belt. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "'The Voice' Fans Can't Stop Talking About Kelly Clarkson's Battle Rounds Dress," 26 Mar. 2019

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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 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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