Definition of vivace in English:

vivace

adjective & adverb

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

noun

Music
  • 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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

vivace

/viˈväˌCHā//vēˈväˌCHē//vēˈväˌCHā/