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vivid definition


This page has 5 definitions of vivid in English and Spanish, Castilian. Vivid is an adjective, noun and verb. Also define these 11 related words and terms: perception, clear, detailed, powerful, image, bright, intense, colourful, vosotros, vosotras, and vivir.

English vivid definition


Borrowed from Latin vividus (animated, spirited), from vivere (to live), akin to vita (life), Ancient Greek βίος (bíos, life).

The noun sense (a type of marker pen) was genericized from a brand name.



vivid (comparative vivider, superlative vividest)

  1. (of perception) Clear, detailed or powerful.
  2. (of an image) Bright, intense or colourful.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 1, in The China Governess[1]:
      The half-dozen pieces [] were painted white and carved with festoons of flowers, birds and cupids. To display them the walls had been tinted a vivid blue which had now faded, but the carpet, which had evidently been stored and recently relaid, retained its original turquoise.
  3. Full of life, strikingly alive.
    • 1907, Harold Bindloss, chapter 32, in The Dust of Conflict[2]:
      The vivid, untrammeled life appealed to him, and for a time he had found delight in it; but he was wise and knew that once peace was established there would be no room in Cuba for the Sin Verguenza.

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vivid (plural vivids)

  1. (New Zealand) A felt-tipped permanent marker.

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Spanish vivid definition



  1. (Spain) Informal second-person plural (vosotros or vosotras) affirmative imperative form of vivir.
    • Vosotros definition
      you (the group being addressed)
    • Vosotras definition
      you; second person feminine plural personal pronoun (1 of 9 vosotras definitions)
    • Vivir definition
      to live