Definitions for vivacevɪˈvɑ tʃeɪ, vi-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vi•va•cevɪˈvɑ tʃeɪ, vi-(adv.; adj.)

  1. in a vivacious or lively manner (used as a musical direction).

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of vivace:

1675–85; < It

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vivace(adverb)

    (of tempo) very fast and lively

  2. vivace(adverb)

    lively, in music

    "play this section vivace!"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vivace

    brisk; vivacious; with spirit; -- a direction to perform a passage in a brisk and lively manner


  1. Vivace

    Vivace is Italian for "lively" and "vivid". It is pronounced in the International Phonetic Alphabet. Vivace is used as an Italian musical term indicating a movement that is in a lively mood. The speed typically coincides with that of "Molto Allegro" and implies a metronome marking of 132-160 beats per minute. It is usually found on a piece of music, at the start or at the beginning of a new phrase.

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bright or bold in colour or design

a jazzy shirt.

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