vibrant

[ vahy-bruh nt ]
/ ˈvaɪ brənt /
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adjective

noun

Phonetics. a vibrant sound.

Origin of vibrant

1540–50; < Latin vibrant- (stem of vibrāns), present participle of vibrāre to shake, move to and fro; see -ant

Related forms

vi·bran·cy, vi·brance, nounvi·brant·ly, adverbun·vi·brant, adjectiveun·vi·brant·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for vibrance

  • Again the blinding light struck at me, the sickening shaking of the vibrance welled through me.

  • They were great rolling clouds that seemed to envelop the entire universe with their vibrance.

    The Holes and John Smith|Edward W. Ludwig

British Dictionary definitions for vibrance

vibrant

/ (ˈvaɪbrənt) /

adjective

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

noun

a vibrant speech sound, such as a trilled (r)

Derived Forms

vibrancy, nounvibrantly, adverb

Word Origin for vibrant

C16: from Latin vibrāre to agitate
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