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adv. & adj. Music
In a lively or vivacious manner. Used chiefly as a direction.

[Italian, from Latin vīvāx, vīvāc-, vivacious; see vivacious.]
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adj, adv
(Classical Music) music to be performed in a brisk lively manner
[C17: from Italian, from Latin vīvax long-lived, vigorous, from vīvere to live]
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(vɪˈvɑ tʃeɪ, vi-)

adv., adj.
in a vivacious or lively manner (used as a musical direction).
[1675–85; < Italian]
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Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vivace - (of tempo) very fast and livelyvivace - (of tempo) very fast and lively  
fast - at a rapid tempo; "the band played a fast fox trot"
Adv.1.vivace - lively, in musicvivace - lively, in music; "play this section vivace!"
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