lively

[ lahyv-lee ]
/ ˈlaɪv li /

adjective, live·li·er, live·li·est.

adverb

with briskness, vigor, or animation; briskly: to step lively.

Origin of lively

before 1000; Middle English; Old English līflīc vital. See life, -ly

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British Dictionary definitions for lively

lively

/ (ˈlaɪvlɪ) /

adjective -lier or -liest

adverb Also: 'livelily

in a brisk mannerstep lively
look lively (interjection) make haste

Derived Forms

liveliness, noun
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