vi·​vac·​i·​ty | \ və-ˈva-sə-tē How to pronounce vivacity (audio) also vī- \

Definition of vivacity

: the quality or state of being vivacious

Examples of vivacity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Where the Langham is intimate, The Newbury radiates vivacity. Claire Messud, Travel + Leisure, 23 Apr. 2022 Australian photographers Prue Stent and Honey Long depict vivid, playful images of women wrapped in billowing cotton-candy fabric, tapping into the magic and vivacity of life. Jacqui Palumbo, CNN, 23 Mar. 2022 Bring some vivacity to your nails by recreating this look created by nail artist Nataszija Moore. Allure, 25 Feb. 2022 After all, expensive brunette is all about bringing vivacity to your hair color, so make the most of it. Sara Miranda, Allure, 20 Jan. 2022 Treatments and hospital stays punctuate her experience of playdates, vacations and dorm-room hangouts over the years, with Smith’s vivacity and tenacity encouraging her friends, family and doctors — and the audience, in turn. Kimber Myers, Los Angeles Times, 20 Jan. 2022 Even Levinson’s messages about love and goodness gain greater vivacity when applied to Rue’s addiction. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Jan. 2022 The local barber shop — dramatized here with characteristic comic vivacity and overseen by the lovely actor Esau Pritchett as head barber and wise man — now vies with Whole Foods as a landmark. Washington Post, 14 Oct. 2021 April Coutts-Clivden was the first person Hannah met at Oxford, her vivacity and viciousness pulling her into her inner circle of friends, Will, Hugh, Ryan, and Emily. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 7 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of vivacity

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Vivacity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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vi·​vac·​i·​ty | \ və-ˈva-sə-tē How to pronounce vivacity (audio) , vī- \

Kids Definition of vivacity

: the quality or state of being full of energy and good spirits

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