from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Music In a lively or vivacious manner. Used chiefly as a direction.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Brisk; vivacious; with spirit; -- a direction to perform a passage in a brisk and lively manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In music, lively: noting passages to be rendered with rapidity of pace and brilliancy of style. The term is used either absolutely or to qualify indications of pace, as allegro vivace.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. lively, in music
- adj. (of tempo) very fast and lively
Italian, from Latin vīvāx, vīvāc-, vivacious; see vivacious.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)