vivace

[vi-vah-chey; Italian vee-vah-che]
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adverb, adjective

(a musical direction) vivacious; lively.

Nearby words

  1. vitus,
  2. vitória,
  3. vitória de conquista,
  4. viva,
  5. viva voce,
  6. vivacious,
  7. vivaciously,
  8. vivacity,
  9. vivaldi,
  10. vivaldi, antonio

Origin of vivace

1675–85; < Italian < Latin vīvāc-, stem of vīvāx, long-lived, lively; see vivacity

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British Dictionary definitions for vivace

vivace

adjective, adverb

music to be performed in a brisk lively manner

Word Origin for vivace

C17: from Italian, from Latin vīvax long-lived, vigorous, from vīvere to live

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Word Origin and History for vivace

vivace

1680s, from Italian vivace "brisk, lively," from Latin vivac-, stem of vivax "lively vigorous" (see vivacity).

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