vivace

noun
vi·va·ce | \ vē-ˈvä-(ˌ)chā , -chē \

Definition of vivace 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a musical composition or movement in vivace tempo

Definition of vivace (Entry 2 of 2)

: in a brisk spirited manner used as a direction in music

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Lambrusco is just one of a handful of reds in Italy that are called vivace, or lightly sparkling. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "Lambrusco Shakes Off Its Cloying Reputation," 27 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of vivace

Noun

circa 1683, in the meaning defined above

Adverb or adjective

circa 1724, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vivace

Adverb or adjective

Italian, vivacious, from Latin vivac-, vivax

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