Definition of “vivid” - English Dictionary

“vivid” in British English

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vividadjective

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.

More examples

  • She electrified her audience with her vivid stories.
  • My younger son has a very vivid imagination.
  • I have vivid memories of that evening.
  • I have a very vivid picture of the first time I met Erik.
  • Her latest novel paints a very vivid portrait of the aristocracy in the 1920s.
vividly
adverb uk /ˈvɪv.ɪd.li/ us /ˈvɪv.ɪd.li/

B2

I vividly remember my first day at school.
vividness
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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vividadjective

us /ˈvɪv·ɪd/
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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