Definition of vivid in English:

vivid

adjective

  • 1Producing powerful feelings or strong, clear images in the mind:

    ‘memories of that evening were still vivid’
    ‘a vivid description’
    • ‘The descriptions were so vivid she could almost picture the races that he spoke of.’
    • ‘Kit could feel the anger coursing through his mind and everything was vivid and clear.’
    • ‘The image of his death remains a vivid picture in my mind that I often replay today.’
    • ‘Kat woke up with a start, the images from the previous night's dreams still vivid in her mind.’
    • ‘His images created by the vivid description of desert life and earthly love scenes were never excelled by later lyricists.’
    • ‘The images were still vivid in her mind, as if she were watching a scene of a movie over and over again.’
    • ‘Some of his set pieces can conjure a more vivid image in the mind's eye than the surviving works of art themselves.’
    • ‘The picture remains to this day vivid in my mind, as if it lingers there only to torture me.’
    • ‘My eyes shot open, the image of concrete inches from my face still vivid in my mind.’
    • ‘She had another terrible nightmare and could not shake the vivid images from her mind.’
    • ‘The images, sounds and feelings are so vivid that the mind can't distinguish between reality and imagination.’
    • ‘My mind has a vivid picture of it. do, since it happens in the blink of an eye.’
    • ‘When people hear the name Titanic many vivid and emotional images come to mind.’
    • ‘The details of that day were so vivid in Adam's mind that it seemed like it had happened only yesterday.’
    • ‘Trent's words from the night before were still fresh in her mind, painting vivid pictures.’
    • ‘A clear and vivid mental picture must always precede the actual picture on paper.’
    • ‘New moving images may become as vivid and powerful as traumatic memories in the mind of a child survivor.’
    • ‘It's also notable that Wright leaves a far more vivid and haunting image in your mind.’
    • ‘And most of us do that, providing our readers with vivid images and resonant sounds.’
    • ‘Drop the unoriginal, vanilla stories and go for the ones that leave a strong, vivid impression.’
    graphic, evocative, realistic, true to life, lifelike, faithful, authentic, clear, crystal clear, detailed, lucid, striking, arresting, impressive, colourful, highly coloured, rich, dramatic, picturesque, lively, stimulating, interesting, fascinating, scintillating
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  • 2(of a colour) intensely deep or bright:

    ‘the rhododendron bush provides a vivid splash of mauve’
    • ‘I simply cannot resist going back to enjoy their vivid colours and sturdy growth.’
    • ‘The quest was for good, strong geraniums to go in a big planter by the front door and give us a dash of vivid colour right through the summer and on into the autumn.’
    • ‘We experience colour as feelings, and vivid colours can make you feel sassy, wild and energised.’
    • ‘Colours are vivid and symbolic, including rich purple parchment and gold lettering.’
    • ‘Most of these murals are very well preserved, and still bear most of their features and their vivid colours.’
    • ‘The display is great-very large, as you can see, with a bright backlight and vivid colour.’
    • ‘Its limpid pools, vivid colours and unusual plants will reinforce your sense of tranquility and equanimity.’
    • ‘The only vivid colour was in the bays where waterlilies flowered.’
    • ‘These will be in keeping with the dark, vivid colours within the store which includes deep reds and olive greens.’
    • ‘The deep, vivid colours make angels landing by silence much more than just another flower picture.’
    • ‘Fluorescent colours are vivid and eye-catching, even from a distance, because of special pigment used in the dyes.’
    • ‘Of course, its vivid colours are depicted, but also the grimy greys and blacks of modern urban Spain.’
    • ‘You don't have to cross the Atlantic to enjoy vivid colours.’
    • ‘These make ideal portable plants providing a fragrant perfume and vivid colour in early to mid-summer next year.’
    • ‘Beetroot is also great for making soup and can be sliced, diced or grated to add vivid colour to salads.’
    • ‘His pieces are bright, luminous and painted in vivid colours.’
    • ‘At the time, I liked big, single blooms with vivid colours, but now I've rather gone off them.’
    • ‘I have enjoyed painting in vivid colour for years now - the colours work on the psyche.’
    • ‘Sweet peas, busy Lizzies, pansies and marigolds are bringing vivid colours to a location which is on the brink of massive investment.’
    • ‘Walk this soon just for the heather and don't much worry about the weather because the colour is more vivid under a dull sky.’
    bright, bright-coloured, colourful, deep-coloured, brilliant, glowing, radiant, vibrant, strong, bold, deep, intense, rich, warm, flaming, flamboyant, glaring, eye-catching
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  • 3archaic (of a person or animal) lively and vigorous.

    • ‘He's a vivid character - a mystery that we as readers want to have solved but never can.’
    • ‘His innocent boyish face suggests a young, vivid child, a likeable person.’
    • ‘Fisk is a garlanded, dynamic, vivid reporter, one of the best in the world.’
    • ‘The question is whether the author can live up to the vivid characters and style of the first book.’
    • ‘Bristling with vivid characters, they give an electrifying glimpse into an unknown world.’
    dynamic, flamboyant, striking, strong, powerful, fiery, lively, animated, spirited, vibrant, vital, vigorous, energetic, vivacious, zestful
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Origin

Mid 17th century: from Latin vividus, from vivere to live.

Pronunciation:

vivid

/ˈvɪvɪd/