Definition of vivid
- a vivid sketch
- a vivid imagination
He gave a vivid description of the scene.
The book includes many vivid illustrations.
The dream was very vivid.
She could remember the dream in vivid detail.
The fabric was dyed a vivid red.
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of a picture, memory, etc. : seeming like real life because it is very clear, bright, or detailed
: very bright in color
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