plural vitae ˈvē-ˌtī How to pronounce vita (audio)
: a brief biographical sketch

Examples of vita in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Don't judge an artist by his vita. Chip Bell, Forbes, 28 Oct. 2021 The super serum, the vita-rays, and the outcome of the experiment on Rogers are all a scientific success. Kyle Munkittrick, Discover Magazine, 23 July 2011 But your summer vita might get a bit less dolce from 2024, when new rules are set to come into force that some in the know are warning could change the fabric of Italy's seaside. Julia Buckley, CNN, 23 July 2022 As the name implies, everything from thank you notes to menus are adorned with dolce-vita lemons and greenery. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 26 Jan. 2022 Brilliant’s vita includes roles with the World Health Organization, Google, and the Grateful Dead, but his life’s work has been anticipating and dealing with pandemics. Steven Levy, Wired, 9 July 2020 As extensive as their vitae are, though, their selection hinged more on their track records as role models and visionaries and on their ability to inspire tomorrow’s leaders. Diane Bell,, 28 June 2017 See More

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Word History


Latin, literally, life

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of vita was in 1939

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“Vita.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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