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adjective & adverbMusic
(especially as a direction) in a lively and brisk manner.
A passage or movement marked to be performed vivace.
- ‘That is, the gavotte switches to a vivace, which dissolves into a brief, though affecting, adagio.’
- ‘The only break in the piece's forward momentum is a short recitative-like section just before the final vivace.’
Italian, brisk, lively from Latin vivax, vivac-.
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