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

Definition of vivacity

: the quality or state of being vivacious

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In a satisfying conclusion, Mr. D’Angour pulls together his findings in a concise 15-page biography of Socrates, from his birth to the cup of hemlock, which sparkles with vivacity and does not overtax the scholarship that sets it up. Jamie James, WSJ, "‘Socrates in Love’ Review: A Vigorous, Brilliant Young Man," 17 May 2019 The vivacity from the pregame show and Vegas’s quick start dissipated to a degree as the fans sat nervously through what was now a one-goal game. Tyler Horka,, "Stanley Cup Playoffs: Fleury, Golden Knights Beat Jets in Game 3 to Take Lead in West Final," 16 May 2018 However, the new season was also a showcase for Elizabeth's little sister Princess Margaret, played with vivacity by Vanessa Kirby. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "5 nominations that could shake up the 2018 Emmy Awards," 10 July 2018 In the guise of an aperitif, the house this week is offering up an exuberant ode to nature’s vivacity. Vogue, "Boucheron Is Using Leading-Edge Scientific Techniques to Fashion Incredibly Lifelike Jewels," 2 July 2018 There may also be an element of underdog complex at work in the current vivacity of the Norwegian capital’s restaurant scene. Alexander Lobrano, New York Times, "New New Nordic Cuisine Takes Hold in Oslo," 29 May 2018 The crowd in Vegas was roaring, and the Golden Knights responded to the vivacity with the first goal of the game. Tyler Horka,, "Stanley Cup Final: Late Goal Lifts Golden Knights to Game 1 Win Over Capitals," 28 May 2018 Doris was known for her vivacity, effervescence, and her resilience in battling a number of chronic illnesses., "Deaths in South Florida: 3/25," 25 Mar. 2018 Yet in both go-rounds, there was something inspiring the musicians to almost outlandish feats of vivacity and inventiveness. Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle, "Contemporary Players celebrate community in the spirit of Oliveros," 24 Mar. 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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