[ vahy-bruh nt ]
/ ˈvaɪ brənt /
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
1540–50; < Latin vibrant- (stem of vibrāns), present participle of vibrāre to shake, move to and fro; see -ant
Related formsvi·bran·cy, vi·brance, nounvi·brant·ly, adverbun·vi·brant, adjectiveun·vi·brant·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for vibrance
/ (ˈvaɪbrənt) /
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)
Derived Formsvibrancy, nounvibrantly, adverb
Word Origin for vibrant
C16: from Latin vibrāre to agitate
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