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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And Hyde secured a prime location, in Southeast Portland’s vibrant Buckman neighborhood, across the intersection from popular Revolution Hall., "West Coast Grocery fights to right ship after rough launch: Portland Breweries Series," 7 June 2019 The Valley station is one in a handful that will air the vibrant and hopeful show across the country. Garrett Mitchell, azcentral, "RuPaul dishes on his new talk show, finding a tribe and learning to love yourself," 6 June 2019 The Free Library’s schedule is particularly vibrant right into August, and a couple of new entrants, including Shakespeare & Co. and A Novel Idea, are adding tasty literary events to the season. John Timpane,, "Readings by authors in Philly this summer: Jennifer Weiner, Richard Russo, and more," 5 June 2019 That's especially true of Ex-Hacienda de San Pedro Martir, a historical property hidden away in the vibrant but decidedly peaceful neighborhood of Coyoacan (which is also home to Frida Kahlo's infamous blue house). Sara-mae Albert, ELLE Decor, "How to Be the Ultimate Weekend Host for Out-of-Town Guests," 15 May 2019 Located on the winding streets of Trastevere, one of Rome’s most vibrant neighborhoods, Twice Vintage Shop has an eccentric collection of vintage pieces that are on-trend for today. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "A Vintage Lover’s Guide to the Best Shopping in Rome," 20 Apr. 2018 The actor’s makeup was just as vibrant, with rosy blush, pink eyeshadow, and a romantic gloss on her lips. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "The "Riverdale" Cast Walked the Met Gala 2019 Red Carpet," 7 May 2019 Chris JacksonGetty Images Kate Middleton and Prince William have arrived for a visit to seaside town Blackpool, and to spite the dreary weather, Kate is dressed in a vibrant outfit. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton Braves the Rain in an Olive Sportsmax Coat and Manu Atelier Clutch," 6 Mar. 2019 The creativity that made Fay a successful lawyer was reflected in his vibrant outfits. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Daniel Fay remembered for his creativity, from his work to his attire," 17 May 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 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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