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

Definition of vita

1 : a brief biographical sketch

Examples of vita in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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

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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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31 Jul 2022

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“Vita.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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