Definition of verve noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//vɜːv//
; NAmE NAmE//vɜːrv//
[uncountable, singular]
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energy, excitement or enthusiasm synonym gusto It was a performance of verve and vitality. Word Originlate 17th cent. (denoting special talent in writing): from French, ‘vigour’, earlier ‘form of expression’, from Latin verba ‘words’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: verve