Origin of vivid
Examples from the Web for vivid
Yet for a vivid decade or so, sleaze was, somewhat paradoxically, a force for literacy and empowerment.
Today, with the memories of Ingrid Bergman so vivid in his mind, it seems clear that he's been thinking about her a great deal.
By the end of his life, the memories of corporal punishment at the hands of his teachers were vivid.
For such songs, she pairs raunchy lyrics with vivid imagery.
This particular bit of airplane was vivid with the possibility that it was a significant clue.
This eighteenth-century Colonial narrative gives a vivid description of Roger's Rangers.A Mother's List of Books for Children|Gertrude Weld Arnold
A vivid blush suffused her face, which appeared all the prettier to him in its embarrassed shyness.Simon Eichelkatz; The Patriarch|Ulrich Frank
His descriptions of visible things, of streets and hills, and seas and men, are vivid in his accustomed manner.Titanic|Filson Young
The vivid and sudden contrast of this little drive with the hotel is one of the pleasantest points of Saratoga life.Saratoga and How to See It|R. F. Dearborn
The story presents a picture of truth and honor that cannot fail to have a vivid impression upon the reader.The Convert|Elizabeth Robins
Word Origin for vivid
1630s, from Latin vividus "spirited, animated, lively," from vivus "alive," from PIE *gwei- (see vital). Extension to colors is first recorded 1660s. Sense of "strong, distinct" (as of memories, etc.) is from 1680s; that of "very active or intense" (as of imagination, interest, etc.) is from 1853. Related: Vividly; vividness.