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Definition of "verve" []

  • Energy and enthusiasm in the expression of ideas, especially in artistic performance or composition: The revival lacked the verve of the original musical. (noun)
  • Vitality; liveliness. See Synonyms at vigor. (noun)
  • Archaic Aptitude; talent. (noun)

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 "verve" in a sentence
  • "Mistral tuned his lyre for a poetry that in verve and vigour does not yield to any of his previous works."
  • "Its style is high in Latin verve: the language of ballet infused with rhumba, tango and salsa, as well as the athleticism of the Brazilian martial art form capoeira."
  • "To have that kind of verve and oomph must be amazing."