Definition of vibrant in English:

vibrant

adjective

  • 1Full of energy and life:

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

    ‘Rose was vibrant with anger’
    • ‘His concerts remained vibrant, pulsating showstoppers, rock as it was meant to be.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘However at night in typical South Beach style, its transformed into a pulsating vibrant nightspot.’
    quivering, trembling, shaking, shaky, shivering, shivery, shuddering, shuddery, quavering, quavery, quaking
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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

/ˈvʌɪbr(ə)nt/