- moving to and fro rapidly; vibrating.
- vibrating so as to produce sound, as a string.
- (of sounds) characterized by perceptible vibration; resonant; resounding.
- pulsating with vigor and energy: the vibrant life of a large city.
- vigorous; energetic; vital: a vibrant personality.
- exciting; stimulating; lively: vibrant colors; a vibrant performance.
- Phonetics. made with tonal vibration of the vocal cords; voiced.
- Phonetics. a vibrant sound.
Origin of vibrant
Examples from the Web for vibrancy
Indeed, red — because of its vibrancy and richness — has served as a powerful symbol since the beginning of civilization.Scarlet Is the New Black
August 31, 2014
There was a kinetic energy, a vibrancy that leapt off the screen that did, indeed, dazzle.‘American Hustle’ Is Overrated
January 28, 2014
There's a vibrancy that embodies the best values of community and urban life.Charlotte Putting Tampa To Shame
September 6, 2012
Her arm brushed him and the vibrancy of her being sang through him.The Premiere
Oddly enough, thought of her now filled him with a vibrancy, with a longing.The Ten-foot Chain
When they are properly used, their vibrancy is a substitute for any amount of power.How to Sing
The sounds of the city were deadened here to a dull rumble, while the vibrancy of the autumn afternoon excited his taut nerves.The Dust Flower
In order to learn to organize his material, he has doubtlessly unconsciously lessened its density and vibrancy for the time being.Musical Portraits
- characterized by or exhibiting vibration; pulsating or trembling
- giving an impression of vigour and activity
- caused by vibration; resonant
- (of colour) strong and vivid
- phonetics trilled or rolled
- a vibrant speech sound, such as a trilled (r)
Word Origin and History for vibrancy
1550s, "agitated," from Latin vibrantem (nominative vibrans) "swaying," present participle of vibrare "move to and fro" (see vibrate). Meaning "vigorous, full of life" is first recorded 1860. Related: Vibrantly.