Definition of vibrant in English:

vibrant

adjective

  • 1Full of energy and life.

    ‘a vibrant cosmopolitan city’
    • ‘Who knew the rave scene in Kitchener-Waterloo could be so vibrant and full of life?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘To all those around him he seemed happy, vibrant, and full of life.’
    • ‘There's a lot of vibrant, creative energy here and it's building up.’
    • ‘The director says that he has always been inspired by the vibrant energy of the youth and the charm of campuses.’
    • ‘The place is always jumping and the energy is vibrant.’
    • ‘If the school is thriving, overflowing with vibrant young energy then it's a sure sign the community is too.’
    • ‘It was magical, everything was so vibrant and colorful, full of life and energy.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It's 10 in the morning and Joanna is overflowing with vibrant energy, enthusiasm and charm.’
    • ‘When he went in he was vibrant, full of life, but when he came out he was a ghost.’
    • ‘The internet is alive and vibrant and full of amazing people.’
    • ‘A vibrant democracy requires the fullest possible participation of its citizens and we urge our readers and their clients to vote.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Our job is to ensure that Malton and Norton are vibrant and full of vitality.’
    • ‘The Indian area to the west of the city is vibrant and busy.’
    • ‘The vibrant, cosmopolitan city and surrounding area of San Francisco leaves visitors spoilt for choice.’
    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.’
      • ‘The vibrant colours of pink, blue and white, decorated with floral patterns, represented the arrival of spring.’
      • ‘Colours are vibrant and detail is sharp, but prints may smudge if handled while wet.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Crisp white linen show off the robust flavours and vibrant colours of truly Italian food.’
      • ‘I had never seen such picture clarity, or vibrant colours.’
      • ‘Colours are bright and vibrant and show off the scenery to advantage.’
      • ‘Life for them is one cloudburst of colours and in those vibrant hues they have found a renewed zest for life.’
      • ‘His pallet had matured and his striking but subtle contrasts in tone and colour are vibrant.’
      • ‘The colours are vibrant and bright, although coloured lighting is overused in many areas.’
      • ‘The first thing that had stoped her was the vibrant colour of blue.’
      • ‘All the cafes are donned in vibrant colours ranging from purple to lime green and yellow.’
      • ‘It was a bright vibrant red colour, not thick, but mercifully not thin either.’
      • ‘The painting of the Church was completed on Monday last, it certainly looks very striking with its new vibrant colours.’
      • ‘They also add a vibrant colour creating a beautiful and welcoming workspace and home.’
      • ‘The recipe calls for red and yellow food colouring to give it a more vibrant colour.’
      • ‘And his eyes were a bright vibrant blue that sparkled in the sunlight.’
      • ‘Rush allows the photos to evolve into a physical manifestation of vibrant colour.’
      • ‘The sun crawls above the curvature of the land bringing bright and vibrant colours, seen like they were intended to be.’
      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.’
      • ‘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 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.’
      • ‘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 concert concluded with a cool, jazzy Latin American number, resonant and vibrant for the whole ensemble.’
      • ‘His voice once bouncy and vibrant was shattered and only left as melancholic gutterals that could barely be deciphered as speech.’
      • ‘It is a surprisingly strong mix, sounding rich and vibrant throughout.’
      • ‘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?’
      • ‘Rarely does one hear sound as vibrant and keenly phrased as Ma's at a dance concert.’
      • ‘The greatest part of the whole disc is the production and mixing which sounds alive, vibrant, and urgent.’
      • ‘After the meditation, sounds of vibrant percussion ensemble filled the air.’
      • ‘He was barely recognizable, not the same slightly distorted but nevertheless vibrant voice over the phone.’
      • ‘Basically, they had laid down their stage act on tape, so no wonder the sound is so vibrant and alive.’
      • ‘Her voice was vibrant and rich as before, but with a strange seriousness that she had not expected.’
      • ‘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 perkiness of her French-Canadian accent resonates in Seripop's vibrant work.’
      • ‘His voice was a vibrant, almost magnetic bass, and seemed to reverberate within the very rock wall of the cavern.’
      • ‘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’
    • ‘With the performance of the worship, its spiritual potency is activated and it becomes vibrant with divine energy.’
    • ‘However at night in typical South Beach style, its transformed into a pulsating vibrant nightspot.’
    • ‘His concerts remained vibrant, pulsating showstoppers, rock as it was meant to be.’
    • ‘Her green eyes were tired, no longer vibrant with life and passion.’
    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/