vividness


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viv·id

 (vĭv′ĭd)
adj. viv·id·er, viv·id·est
1. Perceived as bright and distinct; brilliant: a vivid star.
2.
a. Having intensely bright colors: a vivid tapestry.
b. Having a very high degree of saturation: a vivid purple.
3. Presented in clear and striking manner: a vivid account of the incident.
4. Perceived or felt with the freshness of immediate experience: a vivid recollection of their childhood.
5. Active in forming lifelike images: a vivid imagination.

[Latin vīvidus, from vīvere, to live; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.]

viv′id·ly adv.
viv′id·ness n.
Synonyms: vivid, graphic, lifelike, realistic
These adjectives mean strikingly sharp and accurate: a vivid recollection; a graphic account of the battle; a lifelike portrait; a realistic description.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vividness - interest and variety and intensityvividness - interest and variety and intensity; "the Puritan Period was lacking in color"; "the characters were delineated with exceptional vividness"
interestingness, interest - the power of attracting or holding one's attention (because it is unusual or exciting etc.); "they said nothing of great interest"; "primary colors can add interest to a room"
2.vividness - chromatic purity: freedom from dilution with white and hence vivid in hue
color property - an attribute of color

vividness

noun
1. clarity, realism, intensity, sharpness, immediacy, distinctness, graphicness the vividness of characterisation in the play
2. brightness, brilliance, intensity, glow, richness, strength, radiance, brilliancy, resplendence the startling vividness of colours in his surroundings
Translations
وُضوح، حَيَوِيَّه
temperament
klarhedlivfuldhed
hressileiki
temperament
canlılık

vividness

[ˈvɪvɪdnɪs] N [of colours] → intensidad f, viveza f; [of description] → lo gráfico; [of impression, recollection, memory] → fuerza f

vividness

[ˈvɪvɪdnɪs] n [memory, dream] → netteté f; [description] → caractère m saisissant

vividness

n
(of colour)Lebhaftigkeit f; (of light)Helligkeit f
(of style)Lebendigkeit f; (of description, metaphor, image)Anschaulichkeit f; (of imagination, memory)Lebhaftigkeit f

vividness

[ˈvɪvɪdnɪs] n (of colour, description) → vivacità; (of impression, recollection) → chiarezza

vivid

(ˈvivid) adjective
1. (of colours etc) brilliant; very bright. The door was painted a vivid yellow; The trees were vivid in their autumn colours.
2. clear; striking. I have many vivid memories of that holiday; a vivid image/description.
3. (of the imagination) active; lively. She has a vivid imagination.
ˈvividly adverb
ˈvividness noun
References in classic literature ?
In this way, seeing everything with the utmost vividness, as if he were a spectator of the action, he will discover what is in keeping with it, and be most unlikely to overlook inconsistencies.
Curse thee, thou vain toy; and cursed be all the things that cast man's eyes aloft to that heaven, whose live vividness but scorches him, as these old eyes are even now scorched with thy light, O sun
I can give no idea of the peculiar charm and vividness of his talk.
At that moment his home life, jokes with Petya, talks with Sonya, duets with Natasha, piquet with his father, and even his comfortable bed in the house on the Povarskaya rose before him with such vividness, clearness, and charm that it seemed as if it were all a lost and unappreciated bliss, long past.
She felt her eyes opening wider and wider, her fingers and toes twitching nervously, something within oppressing her breathing, while all shapes and sounds seemed in the uncertain half-light to strike her with unaccustomed vividness.
This first vividness of vision and emotion were things of a few seconds, during which Mrs.
That long-forgotten pamphlet came back with startling vividness to my mind.
I remember that dinner table with extraordinary vividness even now.
He did not say brilliant things, but he talked inspiringly, with an eager vividness which fired the imagination; Philip, living so much in a world of make-believe, found his fancy teeming with new pictures.
As I looked at the leaves and branches and gnarls, it came to me with distressing vividness that I had seen that same kind of tree many and countless times n my sleep.
For this sort of verse Macaulay's temperament was precisely adapted, and the 'Lays' present the simple characters, scenes, and ideals of the early Roman republican period with a sympathetic vividness and in stirring rhythms which give them an unlimited appeal to boys.
The idea of Marner's money kept growing in vividness, now the want of it had become immediate; the prospect of having to make his appearance with the muddy boots of a pedestrian at Batherley, and to encounter the grinning queries of stablemen, stood unpleasantly in the way of his impatience to be back at Raveloe and carry out his felicitous plan; and a casual visitation of his waistcoat-pocket, as he was ruminating, awakened his memory to the fact that the two or three small coins his forefinger encountered there were of too pale a colour to cover that small debt, without payment of which the stable-keeper had declared he would never do any more business with Dunsey Cass.