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"lively" in British English

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livelyadjective

uk   us   /ˈlaɪv.li/
B1 full of ​energy and ​enthusiasm; ​interesting and ​exciting : It's hard ​workteaching a ​class of lively ​children. a lively ​city They take a lively ​interest in ​theirgrandchildren. There was some lively ​discussion at the ​meeting. (of ​colours) ​bright and ​strong: The ​room was ​painted a lively ​electricblue.

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liveliness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of lively from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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livelyadjective

 us   /ˈlɑɪv·li/
having or ​showing a lot of ​energy and ​enthusiasm, or ​showinginteresting and ​excitingthought: We have a lively ​group of ​seniors who ​meet to ​discuss the ​books they’ve ​read. Imelda ​takes a lively ​interest in ​politics.
liveliness
noun [U]  us   /ˈlɑɪv·li·nəs/
(Definition of lively from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lively”
in Arabic مُفْعَم بالحَيَوِيّة…
in Korean 활기찬…
in Portuguese vivaz, vivo, animado…
in Catalan animat, viu…
in Japanese 活発な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 精力充沛的, 生气勃勃的, 活跃的…
in Turkish canlı, ateşli, hareketli…
in Russian оживленный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 精力充沛的, 生氣勃勃的, 活躍的…
in Italian vivace…
in Polish ożywiony, żywy…
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