Definitions for vividˈvɪv ɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

viv•idˈvɪv ɪd(adj.)

  1. (of color, light, etc.) strikingly bright or intense; brilliant.

  2. having bright or striking colors.

  3. presenting the appearance, freshness, spirit, etc., of life; realistic:

    a vivid account.

  4. strong, distinct, or clearly perceptible:

    a vivid recollection.

  5. forming distinct and striking mental images:

    a vivid imagination.

  6. full of life; lively; animated:

    a vivid personality.

Origin of vivid:

1630–40; < L vīvidus lively =vīv(ere) to live (see vital ) +-idus -id4


Princeton's WordNet

  1. graphic, lifelike, pictorial, vivid(adj)

    evoking lifelike images within the mind

    "pictorial poetry and prose"; "graphic accounts of battle"; "a lifelike portrait"; "a vivid description"

  2. vivid(adj)

    having the clarity and freshness of immediate experience

    "a vivid recollection"

  3. bright, brilliant, vivid(adj)

    having striking color

    "bright dress"; "brilliant tapestries"; "a bird with vivid plumage"

  4. intense, vivid(adj)

    (of color) having the highest saturation

    "vivid green"; "intense blue"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. vivid(adjective)ˈvɪv ɪd

    clear and intense

    a vivid description

  2. vividˈvɪv ɪd

    (of a color) very bright

    a vivid green; vividly painted; vividly portrayed


  1. vivid(Noun)

    A felt-tipped permanent marker.

  2. vivid(Adjective)

    clear, detailed or powerful

  3. vivid(Adjective)

    bright, intense or colourful

  4. Origin: From vividus, from vivere, akin to vita, Greek βίος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vivid(adj)

    true to the life; exhibiting the appearance of life or freshness; animated; spirited; bright; strong; intense; as, vivid colors

  2. Vivid(adj)

    forming brilliant images, or painting in lively colors; lively; sprightly; as, a vivid imagination


  1. Vivid

    Vivid is the debut album by the American heavy metal band Living Colour, which was released on May 3, 1988. The band was discovered by Mick Jagger while playing a show at punk club CBGB's in 1987. The fact that Living Colour is an all-black heavy metal band drew much attention to the band and the album, which contained three singles and became one of the most popular albums of 1988, reaching #6 on the Billboard 200 and certified double platinum by the RIAA. The band would later receive a Grammy for their next studio release, Time's Up. The song "Funny Vibe" features a cameo appearance from Public Enemy's Chuck D and Flavor Flav. Vivid is included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. It also contains a cover version of the Talking Heads' "Memories Can't Wait."

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'vivid' in Adjectives Frequency: #1024

Translations for vivid

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of colours etc) brilliant; very bright

The door was painted a vivid yellow; The trees were vivid in their autumn colours.

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