Definition of vibrant in English:

vibrant

adjective

  • 1Full of energy and enthusiasm.

    ‘a vibrant cosmopolitan city’
    • ‘The director says that he has always been inspired by the vibrant energy of the youth and the charm of campuses.’
    • ‘Though amateur theatre in the Garden City has been more vibrant and active compared to other places, it has not been constant.’
    • ‘I believe Basingstoke can continue to be successful, vibrant and full of positive action.’
    • ‘There's a lot of vibrant, creative energy here and it's building up.’
    • ‘The Indian area to the west of the city is vibrant and busy.’
    • ‘The internet is alive and vibrant and full of amazing people.’
    • ‘Our job is to ensure that Malton and Norton are vibrant and full of vitality.’
    • ‘Who knew the rave scene in Kitchener-Waterloo could be so vibrant and full of life?’
    • ‘It was magical, everything was so vibrant and colorful, full of life and energy.’
    • ‘The vibrant, cosmopolitan city and surrounding area of San Francisco leaves visitors spoilt for choice.’
    • ‘A vibrant democracy requires the fullest possible participation of its citizens and we urge our readers and their clients to vote.’
    • ‘It's 10 in the morning and Joanna is overflowing with vibrant energy, enthusiasm and charm.’
    • ‘When I first met her she was bubbly and vibrant and full of life.’
    • ‘Half of Turkey's population is under twenty and modern Istanbul is witness to the energy and vibrant lifestyle of this new generation.’
    • ‘The place is always jumping and the energy is vibrant.’
    • ‘That is why the Indian media - in all their manifestations - remain alive and vibrant and full of surprises.’
    • ‘If the school is thriving, overflowing with vibrant young energy then it's a sure sign the community is too.’
    • ‘When he went in he was vibrant, full of life, but when he came out he was a ghost.’
    • ‘New York City throbbed with a vibrant energy, just as it always did.’
    • ‘To all those around him he seemed happy, vibrant, and full of life.’
    spirited, lively, full of life, full of spirit, high-spirited, energetic, sprightly, vigorous, vital, full of vim and vigour, animated, sparkling, coruscating, effervescent, vivacious, dynamic, flamboyant, electrifying, dazzling, stimulating, exciting, dashing, passionate, fiery, determined
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    1. 1.1 Quivering; pulsating.
      ‘Rose was vibrant with anger’
      • ‘However at night in typical South Beach style, its transformed into a pulsating vibrant nightspot.’
      • ‘With the performance of the worship, its spiritual potency is activated and it becomes vibrant with divine energy.’
      • ‘Her green eyes were tired, no longer vibrant with life and passion.’
      • ‘His concerts remained vibrant, pulsating showstoppers, rock as it was meant to be.’
      quivering, trembling, shaking, shaky, shivering, shivery, shuddering, shuddery, quavering, quavery, quaking
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    2. 1.2 (of color) bright and striking.
      • ‘The first thing that had stoped her was the vibrant colour of blue.’
      • ‘It was a bright vibrant red colour, not thick, but mercifully not thin either.’
      • ‘The vibrant colours of pink, blue and white, decorated with floral patterns, represented the arrival of spring.’
      • ‘Rush allows the photos to evolve into a physical manifestation of vibrant colour.’
      • ‘Bright and vibrant colours, made popular in children's bedrooms, are seeping into the rest of the house.’
      • ‘I had never seen such picture clarity, or vibrant colours.’
      • ‘His pallet had matured and his striking but subtle contrasts in tone and colour are vibrant.’
      • ‘The sun crawls above the curvature of the land bringing bright and vibrant colours, seen like they were intended to be.’
      • ‘Life for them is one cloudburst of colours and in those vibrant hues they have found a renewed zest for life.’
      • ‘They also add a vibrant colour creating a beautiful and welcoming workspace and home.’
      • ‘Colours are bright and vibrant and show off the scenery to advantage.’
      • ‘Crisp white linen show off the robust flavours and vibrant colours of truly Italian food.’
      • ‘Colours are vibrant and detail is sharp, but prints may smudge if handled while wet.’
      • ‘The colours are vibrant and bright, although coloured lighting is overused in many areas.’
      • ‘All the cafes are donned in vibrant colours ranging from purple to lime green and yellow.’
      • ‘And his eyes were a bright vibrant blue that sparkled in the sunlight.’
      • ‘Colours are bright and vibrant, with deep blacks and glossy whites.’
      • ‘The recipe calls for red and yellow food colouring to give it a more vibrant colour.’
      • ‘The painting of the Church was completed on Monday last, it certainly looks very striking with its new vibrant colours.’
      • ‘The colours are bright and vibrant, blacks are deep and glossy, and shadow detail is very good.’
      vivid, striking, intense, brilliant, bright, strong, rich, deep, warm, full
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    3. 1.3 (of sound) strong or resonating.
      ‘a vibrant male voice’
      • ‘The concert concluded with a cool, jazzy Latin American number, resonant and vibrant for the whole ensemble.’
      • ‘The greatest part of the whole disc is the production and mixing which sounds alive, vibrant, and urgent.’
      • ‘Rarely does one hear sound as vibrant and keenly phrased as Ma's at a dance concert.’
      • ‘Her voice was vibrant and rich as before, but with a strange seriousness that she had not expected.’
      • ‘His intonation is excellent and his voice is vibrant and robust throughout the entire tenor range.’
      • ‘It all sounds unbelievably vibrant in DTS, as if the musicians are performing live in your family room.’
      • ‘It all sounds vibrant, as if the listener had just walked into the best smoky bar in the world and the house band knew her exact mood and thoughts.’
      • ‘It is a surprisingly strong mix, sounding rich and vibrant throughout.’
      • ‘He was barely recognizable, not the same slightly distorted but nevertheless vibrant voice over the phone.’
      • ‘A woman lies writhing on the floor in a provocative outfit as vibrant music with strong influences from the Middle East plays in the background.’
      • ‘The audience was reminded of what communication and vibrant sound we had missed when they gave a terrific, short Stanford encore out the front.’
      • ‘The samples on their albums sound fresh and vibrant, not like the tired and clichéd samples so many rappers resort to.’
      • ‘The perkiness of her French-Canadian accent resonates in Seripop's vibrant work.’
      • ‘The influences are fast and furious, yet the sound distinct and vibrant.’
      • ‘Basically, they had laid down their stage act on tape, so no wonder the sound is so vibrant and alive.’
      • ‘His voice was a vibrant, almost magnetic bass, and seemed to reverberate within the very rock wall of the cavern.’
      • ‘Sound is also vibrant and active, making use of multiple channels for character voices and some ambient noise.’
      • ‘After the meditation, sounds of vibrant percussion ensemble filled the air.’
      • ‘And what was it about the experiences of blacks in Britain that led them to create such vibrant and path-breaking sounds?’
      • ‘His voice once bouncy and vibrant was shattered and only left as melancholic gutterals that could barely be deciphered as speech.’
      resonant, sonorous, throbbing, pulsating, reverberating, reverberant, resounding, ringing, echoing, carrying, booming, blaring, thunderous, strident
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Origin

Early 17th century (in the sense ‘moving rapidly, vibrating’): from Latin vibrant- ‘shaking to and fro’, from the verb vibrare (see vibrate).

Pronunciation

vibrant

/ˈvaɪbrənt//ˈvībrənt/