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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One shower is gray stone against vibrant blue tile — Lions colors. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Former Corktown bachelor pad is now a loft fit for the whole family," 14 July 2018 The shrubby butterfly weed flowers in a vibrant orange, gardener-favorite swamp milkweed blooms tall in pink and purple, while the common milkweed explodes with pale pink pompons the size of softballs. Anna Groves, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "They're beautiful — and in danger. Now, a huge effort focuses on saving monarch butterflies," 13 July 2018 The vibrant presence of huge numbers of South American fans added a joyous flair to the past month. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "Qatar is the World Cup every fan should attend," 13 July 2018 On the eastern end of Plainfield lies the vibrant Shops at Perry Crossing outdoor mall, representing destination shopping and dining for both visitors and local residents. Shelley Specchio, Indianapolis Star, "Discovering Indianapolis’ vibrant neighborhoods: Hendricks County," 13 July 2018 The result is a vibrant space filled with warm, golden tones. Ottavia Zappala, azcentral, "Gold Canyon couple turns enormous great room into a cozy haven," 12 July 2018 Still, city officials hope the former church grounds will soon be home to another vibrant community gathering spot. Lynn Horsley, kansascity, "From site of Prairie Village church, a 3-acre park with garden, play area will emerge," 12 July 2018 The release of the kit completes Liverpool's collection for next season, with the club's iconic red home shirt and a vibrant new purple kit already showcased over the past couple of months., "PHOTO: Liverpool Unveil Trendy New Third Kit Ahead of 2018/19 Season," 12 July 2018 The collection highlights more than 100 vibrant color photographs of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Sharon Tate and Edy Williams – just to name a few. Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, "Elizabeth Taylor's 'Suddenly, Last Summer' was nearly banned over racy white swimsuit, author reveals," 11 July 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

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