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.
Recent Examples on the Web Following his shocking death in 2016, Prince’s rain-dappled spectacle was frequently cited as one of his most vibrant performances. Melissa Ruggieri, ajc, "Music Notes: from U2 to Lady Gaga, notable Super Bowl halftime performances linger," 3 Feb. 2021 At our best, New Orleans is America’s most vibrant, culturally rich city., "Commentary: Local Covid rules must apply equally to tourists, for everyone’s safety," 22 Jan. 2021 The Lakers, Clippers and Kings are spending their seasons in what is essentially a ghost town, this country’s most vibrant sports center hosting games that are silent and barren. Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, "Column: Where’s the energy? Staples Center is a strange, cold place without fans," 18 Jan. 2021 Beirut lost its most vibrant neighborhoods, its cultural and entertainment heart. Washington Post, "Six portraits from a year defined by loss," 30 Dec. 2020 But perhaps the most vibrant room of all is the first-floor powder room, which is adorned in an earthy green floral-print wallpaper by Farrow & Ball that nods to the home’s natural surroundings. New York Times, "A Home That Makes Time Travelers of Its Inhabitants," 29 Dec. 2020 Coral reefs, and in particular, the Great Barrier Reef, are home to a diverse number of species and are considered some of the most vibrant ecosystems anywhere on Earth. Chris Ciaccia, Fox News, "Climate change is responsible for half of the Great Barrier Reef being lost, study warns," 14 Oct. 2020 The longest inland water trail in the U.S. winds through these dense woodlands—now at their most vibrant with autumn colors. Stephanie Vermillion, National Geographic, "See New England’s vibrant fall foliage on an epic canoe trail," 1 Oct. 2020 Dallas already had one of the most vibrant construction markets in the country as of last year, so the increase in the latest numbers is significant. Steve Brown, Dallas News, "Dallas-area construction jobs are up from a year ago," 30 Sep. 2020

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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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27 Feb 2021

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“Vibrant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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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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