Meaning of “vivid” in the English Dictionary

"vivid" in British English

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uk /ˈvɪv.ɪd/ us /ˈvɪv.ɪd/

B2 Vivid descriptions, memories, etc. produce very clear, powerful, and detailed images in the mind:

He gave a very vivid and often shocking account/description of his time in prison.
He's one of those people with a very vivid imagination - every time he hears a noise he's convinced it's someone breaking in.

B2 very brightly coloured:

She was wearing a vivid pink shirt.

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adverb uk /ˈvɪv.ɪ us /ˈvɪv.ɪ


I vividly remember my first day at school.
noun [ U ] uk /ˈvɪv.ɪd.nəs/ us /ˈvɪv.ɪd.nəs/

(Definition of “vivid” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"vivid" in American English

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us /ˈvɪv·ɪd/
adverb us /ˈvɪv·ɪd·li/

The author vividly describes his early life on the farm.

(Definition of “vivid” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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