vi·​brant | \ ˈvī-brənt How to pronounce vibrant (audio) \

Definition of vibrant

1a(1) : pulsating with life, vigor, or activity a vibrant personality
(2) : oscillating or pulsating rapidly
b(1) : readily set in vibration
2 : sounding as a result of vibration : resonant a vibrant voice
3 : bright sense 4 a vibrant orange

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Other Words from vibrant

vibrantly adverb

Examples of vibrant in a Sentence

She has a vibrant personality. We painted the room a vibrant blue.
Recent Examples on the Web The first looks consisted of Sergio’s signature monochrome in a hue of blood red – appearing vibrant, yet subtle. Greg Emmanuel, Essence, 15 Sep. 2021 It’s the winning entry in Care for Hudson Square, a competition that invited architects to make the neighborhood’s streets more vibrant, restorative, and relaxing for families, workers, and visitors during the city’s reopening. Diana Budds, Curbed, 11 Aug. 2021 Our city can be vibrant, full of life and have opportunities for all. Brooks Johnson, Star Tribune, 27 July 2021 The answers the poets presented were vibrant, loud, and sincere., 17 July 2021 From her perch on the sofa, Haart — vibrant, outspoken, wicked — discussed her whirlwind career, her relationship to Judaism and her anxieties about having bared (almost) all for the camera. New York Times, 13 July 2021 Portraits and photographs in the first installment are vibrant, heartwarming, and empowering to Bronx natives who are often overlooked. Lydia T. Blanco, Forbes, 24 June 2021 Like the marinade for the pork, vibrant with garlic and fennel. Washington Post, 16 June 2021 The lineup includes a range of silhouettes (think, caftans and featherweight button-ups), in a vibrant, yet wearable color palette. Shelby Ying Hyde, Harper's BAZAAR, 16 June 2021

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First Known Use of vibrant

1616, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(2)

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“Vibrant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of vibrant

: having or showing great life, activity, and energy
: very bright and strong
: loud and powerful


vi·​brant | \ ˈvī-brənt How to pronounce vibrant (audio) \

Kids Definition of vibrant

: having or giving the sense of life, vigor, or action a vibrant personality

Other Words from vibrant

vibrantly adverb

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