vibrance

vibrant

[vahy-bruhnt]
adjective
1.
moving to and fro rapidly; vibrating.
2.
vibrating so as to produce sound, as a string.
3.
(of sounds) characterized by perceptible vibration; resonant; resounding.
4.
pulsating with vigor and energy: the vibrant life of a large city.
5.
vigorous; energetic; vital: a vibrant personality.
6.
exciting; stimulating; lively: vibrant colors; a vibrant performance.
7.
Phonetics. made with tonal vibration of the vocal cords; voiced.
noun
8.
Phonetics. a vibrant sound.

Origin:
1540–50; < Latin vibrant- (stem of vibrāns), present participle of vibrāre to shake, move to and fro; see -ant

vibrancy, vibrance, noun
vibrantly, adverb
unvibrant, adjective
unvibrantly, adverb
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vibrant (ˈvaɪbrənt)
 
adj
1.  characterized by or exhibiting vibration; pulsating or trembling
2.  giving an impression of vigour and activity
3.  caused by vibration; resonant
4.  (of colour) strong and vivid
5.  phonetics trilled or rolled
 
n
6.  a vibrant speech sound, such as a trilled ()
 
[C16: from Latin vibrāre to agitate]
 
'vibrancy
 
n
 
'vibrantly
 
adv

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vibrant
c.1550, "agitated," from L. vibrantem (nom. vibrans) "swaying," prp. of vibrare "move to and fro" (see vibrate). Meaning "vigorous, full of life" is first recorded 1860.
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