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vibrant

[vahy-bruh nt] /ˈvaɪ brənt/
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
1540-1550
1540-50; < Latin vibrant- (stem of vibrāns), present participle of vibrāre to shake, move to and fro; see -ant
Related forms
vibrancy, vibrance, noun
vibrantly, adverb
unvibrant, adjective
unvibrantly, adverb
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  • The group's live show featured painted dancers performing traditional storytelling, and the band earned a reputation for vibrancy.
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  • Others, despite wealth and civil vibrancy, do notably badly.
  • Strong attendance and a dramatic revival of monasticism attest to its vibrancy.
  • The significance of the private sector, though, lies in its vibrancy rather than in precise measures.
  • We witness such a sickly cravenness to a family only among societies which lack vibrancy.
  • Images may take on a yellowish tint as color vibrancy diminishes.
  • The technique gave their illustrations an uncanny hand-drawn vibrancy.
  • Regaining confidence in public restrooms would remove one obstacle to renewing the vibrancy of urban centers.
  • They are a link to the past of those communities, and to the vibrancy that is their present.
British Dictionary definitions for vibrancy

vibrant

/ˈvaɪbrənt/
adjective
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
noun
6.
a vibrant speech sound, such as a trilled (r)
Derived Forms
vibrancy, noun
vibrantly, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Latin vibrāre to agitate
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Word Origin and History for vibrancy

vibrant

adj.

1550s, "agitated," from Latin vibrantem (nominative vibrans) "swaying," present participle of vibrare "move to and fro" (see vibrate). Meaning "vigorous, full of life" is first recorded 1860. Related: Vibrantly.

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