Definitions for livelyˈlaɪv li
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
live•lyˈlaɪv li(adj. and adv.)-li•er, -li•est.
(adj.)full or suggestive of life or vital energy; active, vigorous, or brisk:
a lively discussion.
animated; spirited, vivacious, or sprightly:
a lively tune; a lively wit.
eventful, stirring, or exciting:
The opposition gave us a lively time.
bustling with activity; astir:
The marketplace was lively with vendors.
strong, keen, or distinct; vivid:
a lively recollection.
striking, telling, or effective, as an expression or instance.
vivid or bright, as color or light:
a lively pink.
sparkling, as wines.
fresh or invigorating, as air:
a lively breeze.
rebounding quickly; resilient:
a lively tennis ball.
(adv.)with briskness, vigor, or animation; briskly:
to step lively.
Origin of lively:
bef. 1000; ME; OE līflīc vital
full of life and energy
"a lively discussion"; "lively and attractive parents"; "a lively party"
full of zest or vigor
"a racy literary style"
alert, brisk, lively, merry, rattling, snappy, spanking, zippy(adj)
quick and energetic
"a brisk walk in the park"; "a lively gait"; "a merry chase"; "traveling at a rattling rate"; "a snappy pace"; "a spanking breeze"
bouncy, live, lively, resilient, springy(adj)
elastic; rebounds readily
"clean bouncy hair"; "a lively tennis ball"; "as resilient as seasoned hickory"; "springy turf"
filled with events or activity
"a lively period in history"
full of life, lively, vital(adj)
full of spirit
"a dynamic full of life woman"; "a vital and charismatic leader"; "this whole lively world"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
energetic and enthusiastic
a lively little boy; a lively debate/discussion
full of people and activity
a lively beach resort
endowed with or manifesting life; living
brisk; vivacious; active; as, a lively youth
gay; airy; animated; spirited
representing life; lifelike
bright; vivid; glowing; strong; vigorous
in a brisk, active, or animated manner; briskly; vigorously
with strong resemblance of life
Lively is the fifth album by the North Carolina band Arrogance, released in 1981. It was recorded live in March 1981 around various clubs in North Carolina. Most of these songs were unreleased at the time of its release, although a few existed as singles or B-Sides. Some also existed as unreleased demos. In its initial release, a bonus "Dog Breath" EP was included, which featured six 1960s cover songs such as "Born to Be Wild." This would be their final record until the release of 2002's The 5'11" Record.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'lively' in Adjectives Frequency: #742
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Translations for lively
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
active; full of life, high spirits or movement
She took a lively interest in us; The music is bright and lively.
- حَيَوي، مُفْعَم بالحَياهArabic
- alegrePortuguese (BR)
- živý; říznýCzech
- levende; livligDanish
- ζωηρός, ζωντανός, δραστήριοςGreek
- alegre, vivo, lleno de vidaSpanish
- فعال؛ سرزندهFarsi
- plein d'entrainFrench
- מָלֵא חַיִיםHebrew
- फुर्तीला, सजीव, सक्रियHindi
- živahno, živoCroatian
- líflegur, fjörugurIcelandic
- vivo, vivaceItalian
- gyvas, guvusLithuanian
- možs; mundrs; straujš; dzīvīgsLatvian
- livlig, sprelskNorwegian
- żywy, wesołyPolish
- فعال؛ سرزندهPersian
- فعال او د يو كار د كولو مينه لرلPashto
- viu; plin de viaţăRomanian
- живой; бодрыйRussian
- canlı, hareketliTurkish
- 活躍的，熱烈的，輕快活潑的Chinese (Trad.)
- живий; веселийUkrainian
- پر جوشUrdu
- rất; sống độngVietnamese
- 活泼的，活跃的，栩栩如生的，真实的Chinese (Simp.)
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