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 Violinist Charlie Siem, artist Louisa Siem, and their collection of fashionable friends embarked on a weekend tour of the Puglia’s Salento region in search of the Italian bella vita. Harper's BAZAAR, 28 May 2021 During his youth, while studying in England and France, he was repeatedly warned off the introspective pleasures of literature and what his time referred to as the vita contemplativa. Tess Taylor, WSJ, 7 May 2021 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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1 Jun 2021

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“Vita.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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