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NOUN (2)

1. interest and variety and intensity;
- Example: "the Puritan Period was lacking in color"
- Example: "the characters were delineated with exceptional vividness"
[syn: color, colour, vividness]

2. chromatic purity: freedom from dilution with white and hence vivid in hue;
[syn: saturation, chroma, intensity, vividness]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

vivid \viv"id\ (v[i^]v"[i^]d), a. [L. vividus, from vivere to life; akin to vivus living. See Quick, a., and cf. Revive, Viand, Victuals, Vital.] 1. True to the life; exhibiting the appearance of life or freshness; animated; spirited; bright; strong; intense; as, vivid colors. [1913 Webster] In dazzling streaks the vivid lightnings play. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] Arts which present, with all the vivid charms of painting, the human face and human form divine. --Bp. Hobart. [1913 Webster] 2. Forming brilliant images, or painting in lively colors; lively; sprightly; as, a vivid imagination. [1913 Webster] Body is a fit workhouse for sprightly, vivid faculties to exercise . . . themselves in. --South. [1913 Webster] Syn: Clear; lucid; bright; strong; striking; lively; quick; sprightly; active. [1913 Webster] -- viv"id*ly, adv. -- viv"id*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

vividness n 1: interest and variety and intensity; "the Puritan Period was lacking in color"; "the characters were delineated with exceptional vividness" [syn: color, colour, vividness] 2: chromatic purity: freedom from dilution with white and hence vivid in hue [syn: saturation, chroma, intensity, vividness]