- (a musical direction) vivacious; lively.
Origin of vivace
Examples from the Web for vivace
Historical Examples of vivace
She was in the habit of walking to mass at the cathedral with her maid Vivace.Terribly Intimate Portraits
The third movement is a vivace with the spirit of a Beethoven presto.Contemporary American Composers
The vivace of the A major symphony strikes, no less, as objective.Beethoven's Symphonies Critically Discussed
She came to the end of the vivace movement, and abandoned her piece.Aaron's Rod
D. H. Lawrence
Le souvenir de la Stilla, vivace comme au premier jour, tait identifi son existence.Le chteau des Carpathes
- music to be performed in a brisk lively manner
Word Origin for vivace
Word Origin and History for vivace
1680s, from Italian vivace "brisk, lively," from Latin vivac-, stem of vivax "lively vigorous" (see vivacity).