vi·​ta | \ ˈvē-tə How to pronounce vita (audio) , ˈvī-tə How to pronounce vita (audio) \
plural vitae\ ˈvē-​ˌtī How to pronounce vitae (audio) , -​tē , ˈvī-​ \

Definition of vita

1 : a brief biographical sketch

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Panzanella is another favorite of mine; a Tuscan bread salad, its very name pan-za-nella rolls off the tongue with the same intoxicatingly languid charm of dolce-vita. Skye Mcalpine, Vogue, "How to Host a Gorgeous Summer Dinner Party Without Cooking," 22 June 2018 Date paste 1 cup dates, pitted 1/2 cup water 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 cup dates, pitted 1/2 cup water 1 teaspoon lemon juice In a vita-mix, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "4 Vegan Holiday Desserts That Will Please Everyone in the Family," 9 Dec. 2017 Fall in love with their la bella vita above, then shop for your own piece of their version of the Italian dream below. Esquire, "This Video of a Tod's Shoe Being Made Will Make You Want to Fly to Italy Immediately," 4 Oct. 2017 According to Italian publication Quotidiano, Vacchi isn’t going to be living la dolce vita for much longer. Madeleine Marr, miamiherald, "South Beach playboy Gianluca Vacchi’s fun times may be over," 16 Aug. 2017 Like Harrison, Hale uses lignum vitae wood in many of his clocks to eliminate the need for traditional lubrication. Nicholas Manousos,, "This Sculptor Wants to Turn Your House Into a Clock," 21 July 2017 While President Donald Trump is at home and facing intense scrutiny over his dealings with Russia, his younger daughter and second ex-wife are enjoying a little la dolce vita in Italy. Lindsay Kimble,, "Tiffany Trump and Mom Marla Maples Relax on a Yacht During Italian Vacation," 20 July 2017 Happily, the main attractions are still the drowsy dolce vita atmosphere, great seafood restaurants— Alexander Lobrano, Town & Country, "The Ultimate Mediterranean Bucket List," 2 June 2017 Donec sed neque vitae lectus hendrerit po amet porttitor mauris, non porta justo. Daniel Wheaton,, "Poll: Special election for SoccerCity, hotel tax?," 1 June 2017

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First Known Use of vita

1939, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for vita

Latin, literally, life

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something desired as essential

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