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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)

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 "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."