Definition of "vivid" []

  • Perceived as bright and distinct; brilliant: a vivid star. (adjective)
  • Having intensely bright colors: a vivid tapestry. (adjective)
  • Having a very high degree of saturation: a vivid purple. (adjective)
  • Presented in clear and striking manner: a vivid account of the incident. See Synonyms at graphic. (adjective)
  • Perceived or felt with the freshness of immediate experience: a vivid recollection of their childhood. (adjective)
  • (of a colour) very bright; having a very high saturation or purity; produced by a pure or almost pure colouring agent (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Brilliantly coloured (adjective)
  • Conveying to the mind striking realism, freshness, or trueness to life; graphic (adjective)
  • (of a recollection, memory, etc) remaining distinct in the mind (adjective)
  • (of the imagination, etc) prolific in the formation of lifelike images (adjective)
  • Making a powerful impact on the emotions or senses (adjective)
  • Uttered, operating, or acting with vigour (adjective)
  • Full of life or vitality (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "vivid" in a sentence
  • "The word "vivid" also describes the posters' graphic images and messages."
  • "Mr. Roam's solution, which he calls vivid thinking, involves adding visuals."
  • "A wonderful economy of words and yet you stroked the canvas in vivid colors."