Definition of vivace in English:

vivace

Pronunciation: /vēˈväˌCHā//vēˈväˌCHē//viˈväˌCHā/

adverb & adjective

Music
  • (especially as a direction) in a lively and brisk manner.

    • ‘A trenchant First Movement is marked Andantino-Allegro molto vivace and Hogwood is superb in handling the transition between both parts of the score.’
    • ‘It divides into three movements - Allegro, Lento, Allegro vivace.’
    • ‘The third movement of the D major concerto is especially difficult in tone and tempo: it has never been clear, to my mind, how one can simultaneously be allegro giocoso yet heed the indication ma non troppo vivace.’
    • ‘The Allegro molto vivace was - appropriately enough - very animated, and their intonation, if not perfect, impressive.’
    • ‘It brought plenty of vigor to the vivace opening movement, appropriately so, although the acoustics of the drawing room venue for the concerts lent a hard edge to some of the concerted passages.’

noun

Music
  • A passage or movement marked to be performed vivace.

    • ‘The only break in the piece's forward momentum is a short recitative-like section just before the final vivace.’
    • ‘That is, the gavotte switches to a vivace, which dissolves into a brief, though affecting, adagio.’

Origin

Italian, brisk, lively from Latin vivax, vivac-.

Pronunciation:

vivace

/vēˈväˌCHā//vēˈväˌCHē//viˈväˌCHā/