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"vivid" in British English

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vividadjective

uk   us   /ˈvɪv.ɪd/
B2 Vivid ​descriptions, ​memories, etc. ​produce very ​clear, ​powerful, and ​detailedimages in the ​mind: He gave a very vivid and often ​shockingaccount/​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 ​brightlycoloured: She was ​wearing a vivid ​pinkshirt.

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vividly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
B2 I vividly ​remember my first ​day at ​school.
vividness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of vivid from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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vividadjective

 us   /ˈvɪv·ɪd/
brightlycolored or (of ​descriptions or ​memories) ​producingclear, ​powerful, and ​detailedimages in the ​mind: vivid ​colors vivid ​memories
vividly
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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