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Definition of "lively" []

  • Full of life and energy; vigorous: a lively baby. (adjective)
  • Full of spirit; gay and animated: a lively tune. (adjective)
  • Marked by animated intelligence: a lively discussion. (adjective)
  • Invigorating; refreshing. (adjective)
  • Effervescent; sparkling. (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.

Use "lively" in a sentence
  • "Ruckus's Selina Lo is what we call a lively interview subject."
  • "Keeping our brains lively is a perfect task for relationships."
  • "Any sport or outdoor activity provides the perfect chance to engage in lively conversation, plus the added bonus of keeping you fit."