vibrant

[ vahy-bruh nt ]
/ ˈvaɪ brənt /

adjective

noun

Phonetics. a vibrant sound.

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Origin of vibrant

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

OTHER WORDS FROM vibrant

vi·bran·cy, vi·brance, nounvi·brant·ly, adverbun·vi·brant, adjectiveun·vi·brant·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for vibrancy

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 of vibrant

vibrancy, nounvibrantly, adverb

Word Origin for vibrant

C16: from Latin vibrāre to agitate
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