vivace

noun
vi·​va·​ce | \ vē-ˈvä-(ˌ)chā How to pronounce vivace (audio) , -chē How to pronounce vivace (audio) \

Definition of vivace

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a musical composition or movement in vivace tempo

vivace

adverb or adjective

Definition of vivace (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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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The first known use of vivace was circa 1683

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“Vivace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vivace. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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