- 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 vibrant
Nightlife (5%): Most exciting nightlife; most vibrant social scene (2.5% each, Niche).The Daily Beast College Rankings Methodology
November 5, 2014
Early this year, Brittany Maynard, a vibrant and active 29-year-old newlywed, began getting debilitating headaches.On Her Own Terms: Why Brittany Maynard Has Chosen to Die
October 12, 2014
And cancer, deceiver, pretender, coward; it cannot even subsist without the vibrant people it depends on.No One Ever Loses to Cancer
October 8, 2014
In a few years, and absent a vibrant candidate who speaks to their concerns, they may well decide not to vote Democratic, either.Hillary's Got a Millennial Problem
August 28, 2014
The painting is a giant abstract canvas full of vibrant, thick black lines and smaller red squiggles on a white background.She's Got the Look: How Pari Ehsan Marries Fashion and Art
August 26, 2014
There followed a period of silence, in which great emotions were vibrant from heart to heart.Within the Law
Now the air was vibrant with the voice of the multitude itself, raised in anger.Scaramouche
His voice was vibrant with a deep earnestness that made him as solemn as a priest.The Duke Of Chimney Butte
G. W. Ogden
It was the spontaneous laugh of youth, vibrant, compelling, mirth-inspiring.The Coyote
She was so young, so vibrant with 306 life, so quick with her smiles and laughter––this other.The Wall Street Girl
Frederick Orin Bartlett
- 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 vibrant
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.