Definition of vibrant adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈvaɪbrənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvaɪbrənt//
    Describing art
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  1. 1full of life and energy synonym exciting a vibrant city Thailand is at its most vibrant during the New Year celebrations.
  2. 2(of colours) very bright and strong synonym brilliant The room was decorated in vibrant reds and yellows. Synonymsbrightbrilliant vivid vibrantThese words all describe things that are shining or full of light or colours that are strong and easy to see.bright full of light; shining strongly; (of colours) strong and easy to see:a bright yellow dressbrilliant very bright:The sky was a brilliant blue.vivid (approving) (of colours) bright and strong:His eyes were a vivid green.vibrant (approving) (of colours) bright and strong:The room was decorated in vibrant blues and greens.vivid or vibrant? These two words are very similar, but vivid emphasizes how bright a colour is, while vibrant suggests a more lively and exciting colour or combination of colours.Patterns bright/​brilliant/​vivid/​vibrant colours bright/​brilliant light/​sunlight/​sunshine/​eyes See related entries: Describing art
  3. 3(of music, sounds, etc.) loud and powerful vibrant rhythms
  4. Word Originearly 17th cent. (in the sense ‘moving rapidly, vibrating’): from Latin vibrant- ‘shaking to and fro’, from the verb vibrare.
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