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lively

adjective uk   us   /ˈlaɪv.li/
B1 full of energy and enthusiasm; interesting and exciting : It's hard work teaching a class of lively children. a lively city They take a lively interest in their grandchildren. There was some lively discussion at the meeting. (of colours) bright and strong: The room was painted a lively electric blue.
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liveliness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
Translations of “lively”
in Korean 활기찬…
in Arabic مُفْعَم بالحَيَوِيّة…
in Portuguese vivaz, vivo, animado…
in Catalan animat, viu…
in Japanese 活発な…
in Italian vivace…
in Chinese (Traditional) 精力充沛的, 生氣勃勃的, 活躍的…
in Russian оживленный…
in Turkish canlı, ateşli, hareketli…
in Chinese (Simplified) 精力充沛的, 生气勃勃的, 活跃的…
in Polish ożywiony, żywy…
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