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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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British Dictionary definitions for vibrant

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 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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