from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Pulsing or throbbing with energy or activity: the vibrant streets of a big city.
  • adj. Vigorous, lively, and vital: "a vibrant group that challenged the . . . system” ( Philip Taubman).
  • adj. Exhibiting or characterized by rapid, rhythmic movement back and forth or to and fro; vibrating.
  • adj. Produced as a result of vibration; resonant or resounding: vibrant voices.
  • adj. Relatively high on the scale of brightness: a vibrant hue.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pulsing with energy or activity
  • adj. Lively and vigorous
  • adj. Vibrating, resonant or resounding
  • adj. bright

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Vibrating; tremulous; resonant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Vibrating; agitated; specifically, vibrating so as to produce sound: as, a vibrant string.
  • Of sounds, resonant; sonorous; characterized by a perceptible vibration; sometimes, tremulous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of colors that are bright and striking
  • adj. vigorous and animated
  • adj. of sounds that are strong and resonating


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From French vibrant, from Latin vibrans, present participle of vibrare ("to vibrate"); see vibrate.


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