[vahy-bruh nt]



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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for vibrantly

Contemporary Examples of vibrantly

  • I love to serve them with vibrantly colored purees of various seasonal fruits for contrast and refreshing lift.

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    January 26, 2010

Historical Examples of vibrantly

  • Her voice is a rich, powerful soprano, vibrantly sweet when at its softest—like a rushing torrent of passion in intense moments.

    Vocal Mastery

    Harriette Brower

  • Vibrantly and with the proper gesture in the proper place, Miss Cherry repeated her speech.

    Local Color

    Irvin S. Cobb

  • It promptly spread its wings and flew away, apparently as vibrantly alive as before the mysterious paralysis had stricken it.

  • Yet today Paris was vibrantly alive along her boulevards where, despite the shadow, bright currents flowed and sparkled.

    The Tempering

    Charles Neville Buck

British Dictionary definitions for vibrantly



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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Word Origin and History for vibrantly



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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper