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Human models are more vivid and more persuasive than explicit moral commands.
Daniel J. Boorstin

Meaning of "vivid" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD VIVID

From Latin vīvidus animated, from vīvere to live.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF VIVID

vivid  [ˈvɪvɪd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF VIVID

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Vivid is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES VIVID MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of vivid in the English dictionary

The first definition of vivid in the dictionary is very bright; having a very high saturation or purity; produced by a pure or almost pure colouring agent. Other definition of vivid is brilliantly coloured. Vivid is also conveying to the mind striking realism, freshness, or trueness to life; graphic.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH VIVID


Almoravid
ælˈmɔːrəvɪd
avid
ˈævɪd
beloved
bɪˈlʌvɪd
bovid
ˈbəʊvɪd
cervid
ˈsɜːvɪd
chivied
ˈtʃɪvɪd
corvid
ˈkɔːvɪd
David
ˈdeɪvɪd
fervid
ˈfɜːvɪd
gravid
ˈɡrævɪd
ivied
ˈaɪvɪd
kidvid
ˈkɪdˌvɪd
livid
ˈlɪvɪd
overvivid
ˌəʊvəˈvɪvɪd
Ovid
ˈɒvɪd
pavid
ˈpævɪd
perfervid
pɜːˈfɜːvɪd
unbeloved
ˌʌnbɪˈlʌvɪd
unlevied
ʌnˈlɛvɪd
vid
vɪd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE VIVID

vivianite
vividity
vividly
vividness
vivific
vivification
vivified
vivifier
vivifies
vivify
vivipara
viviparism
viviparity
viviparous
viviparously
viviparousness
vivipary
vivisect
vivisection
vivisectional

WORDS THAT END LIKE VIVID

acid
aid
android
avoid
bid
Camp David
did
grid
id
kid
liquid
Madrid
Magen David
mid
Mogen David
paid
rapid
said
Shield of David
Star of David

Synonyms and antonyms of vivid in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «VIVID»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «vivid» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of vivid

Translation of «vivid» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF VIVID

Find out the translation of vivid to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of vivid from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «vivid» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

生动的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

vívido
570 millions of speakers

English

vivid
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ज्वलंत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حَيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

яркий
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

vívido
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রাণবন্ত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

net
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Jelas
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

lebendig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

鮮やかな
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

선명한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Urip
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

rõ ràng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தெளிவான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्पष्ट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

canlı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

vivido
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

żywy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

яскравий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

clar
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παραστατικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

aanskoulike
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

livlig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

livlig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of vivid

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «VIVID»

The term «vivid» is very widely used and occupies the 12.081 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «VIVID» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about vivid

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10 QUOTES WITH «VIVID»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word vivid.
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David Baldacci
I'm ever curious about the world. I'm driven to go out and find new things to write about. Having a vivid imagination is also a plus.
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Melissa Bank
'Olive Kitteridge' is a masterpiece: The writing is so perfect you don't even notice it; the story is so vivid it's less like reading a story than experiencing it firsthand.
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Steven Bochco
Vivid images are like a beautiful melody that speaks to you on an emotional level. It bypasses your logic centers and even your intellect and goes to a different part of the brain.
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Daniel J. Boorstin
Human models are more vivid and more persuasive than explicit moral commands.
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Silvia Cartwright
There is no glory in war, yet from the blackness of its history, there emerge vivid colours of human character and courage. Those who risked their lives to help their friends.
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Justin Cronin
I grew up during the Cold War, when everything seemed very tenuous. For many years, right up until the fall of the Berlin Wall, I had vivid nightmares of nuclear apocalypse.
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Ruth St. Denis
We should realize in a vivid and revolutionary sense that we are not in our bodies but our bodies are in us.
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Tom Douglas
If you want something beautiful to put on the dinner table, pick up a sockeye, the salmon species with the most vivid red flesh.
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Charles Duke
The Moon was the most spectacularly beautiful desert you could ever imagine. Unspoilt. Untouched. It had a vibrancy about it and the contrast between it and the black sky was so vivid, it just made this impression of excitement and wonder.
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David M. Evans
I happen to be very good with younger actors because I have extremely vivid memories of that time of my life, and kids are just funny.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «VIVID»

Discover the use of vivid in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to vivid and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Vivid
It's 1876 and women aren't supposed to be doctors, men are. However he isn't prepared for her stubbornness and fire, nor for the vivid way she heals, then steals his heart.
Beverly Jenkins, 2000
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MOMENTOUS EVENTS, VIVID MEMORIES
What makes something unforgettable? How do we learn to share the significance of memories? David Pillemer's research, brought together in this gracefully written book, extends the current study of narrative and specific memory.
David B. PILLEMER, 2009
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Basic Vivid Thinking
1948 a course of 22 lessons.
Brown Landone, 1996
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The Vivid Air: The Lafayette Escadrille
The Vivid Air recreates the story of the famed Lafayette Escadrille, the American volunteer unit which fought with the French during World War I. A unique and elite squadron since its inception, the unit was destined for world renown even ...
Philip M. Flammer, 2008
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A Variety Of Vivid Verses
This book addresses the stigma that is attached to mental illness.
John Flanagan, Ph., 2011
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Who's who Vivid: Poems
As such, the book is a sort of search, both for new value in the face of postmodern valuelessness, and for a stable unified self in the funhouse of splintersthis life of images upon images upon images.
Matt Hart, 2005
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Soft Bipolar: Vivid Thoughts, Mood Shifts And Swings, ...
Soft Bipolar: Vivid Thoughts, Mood Shifts and Swings, Depression, and Anxiety of the Mild Mood Disorders Affecting Millions.
Charles K. Bunch, 2005
8
Vivid Memories of Halcyon
VIVID MEMORIES OF HALCYON is an exciting, worthwhile description about experiencing life's realities.
Cecelia Frances Page, 2007
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In Someone Else's Shoes: A Vivid Journey Through ...
He did not tell a soul. In fact, he did not even wear his own shoes. This book tells his story and his reflections on culture and diversity and the country that he now calls home.
Joseph Assaf, 2007
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Vivid and Continuous: Essays and Exercises for Writing Fiction
While acknowledging that many fine books cover such essentials of fiction writing as point of view, characterization, and setting, McNally sets out in this new book—intended as a supplement to beginning fiction-writing classes or as the ...
John McNally, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «VIVID»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term vivid is used in the context of the following news items.
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Vivid Sydney gets off to slow start as wet weather keeps people at …
It was a soggy start to Vivid Sydney with wet weather and icy winds keeping the crowd numbers lower than expected on the festival's opening night. «Sydney Morning Herald, May 15»
2
Courtney Stodden -- Sex Tape Interruptus ... Thanks to Hackers
Vivid.com unveiled Courtney's solo tape Thursday and everything was humming along, until the IT department noticed someone was trying to steal the code to ... «TMZ.com, May 15»
3
Courtney Stodden -- I Never Seen So Many Zeroes!! Scores $1 …
Courtney Stodden has a million dollar money maker -- so says Vivid Entertainment boss Steven Hirsch ... who's seen her sex tape and is now willing to put his ... «TMZ.com, Apr 15»
4
Ubuntu 15.04 'Vivid Vervet' released: Revamped (again) menus …
That's just one of many changes inside Vivid Vervet, however. The latest release of Ubuntu also features re-revamped menus, some important desktop ... «PCWorld, Apr 15»
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Ubuntu 15.04 to bring 'Vivid' updates for cloud, devices this week
Canonical says Ubuntu 15.04 "Vivid Vervet," the latest version of its popular Linux distro, will ship this week, following a two-month beta period. Along with the ... «The Register, Apr 15»
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Vivid Sydney: Mad Men, monsters and music – but where are the …
Daniel Johns, Matthew Weiner and a gigantic illuminated pig are among the highlights of a notably male-dominated line-up for Vivid Sydney 2015, as the winter ... «The Guardian, Mar 15»
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An Evening with Morrissey: Exclusive to Vivid Live During Vivid
Sydney Opera House expects high demand for tickets for Morrissey's series of concerts exclusive to Australia based on touring successes internationally. «PR Newswire, Feb 15»
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For US Rep. John Lewis, Selma civil rights march still vivid
ATLANTA – Forty-nine years after John Lewis and fellow marchers tried to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., the memories of "Bloody Sunday" are ... «The Tennessean, Jan 15»
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Vivid Is Willing to Pay $1 Million for a Mama June Sex Tape
Vivid Entertainment, in its infinite wisdom, has calculated that America's growing interest in "big, beautiful women" and our morbid curiosity about the Honey Boo ... «Gawker, Dec 14»
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Hong Kong Buyer Names $32.6M Vivid Blue Diamond Zoe
Mrs. Paul Mellon's 9.75-carat fancy vivid blue pear-shaped diamond sold for $32.6 million at Sotheby's New York to a Hong Kong private buyer who promptly ... «BLOUIN ARTINFO, Nov 14»

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