• WordNet 3.6
    • n liveliness general activity and motion
    • n liveliness animation and energy in action or expression "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Liveliness An appearance of life, animation, or spirit; as, the liveliness of the eye or the countenance in a portrait.
    • Liveliness Briskness; activity; effervescence, as of liquors.
    • Liveliness The quality or state of being lively or animated; sprightliness; vivacity; animation; spirit; as, the liveliness of youth, contrasted with the gravity of age.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n liveliness The quality or state of being lively or animated; sprightliness; vivacity; animation; spirit; briskness; activity; effervescence. Synonyms Life, Vivacity, etc. See animation.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Lively


In literature:

The 'liveliness' of such rapid measures is thus a resultant of several factors.
"Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1" by Various
In the Preface there is indeed some of the old attempt at liveliness.
"Matthew Arnold" by George Saintsbury
Altogether, the campaign was livelier than that of two years before.
"A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln" by John G. Nicolay
The littler ones are livelier and more willing to put out their heads.
"Jewel's Story Book" by Clara Louise Burnham
Stir your stumps a little livelier, old lady!
"All Around the Moon" by Jules Verne
The liveliness and good humour that overflowing health produces, go a great way towards establishing attachments.
"Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects" by Herbert Spencer
Norry met him at Grand Central, a livelier and more robust Norry than Hugh had ever seen.
"The Plastic Age" by Percy Marks
She looked at him with livelier interest.
"Poor Man's Rock" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
The third, although the subject is less entertaining, shows no decrease of liveliness.
"A Wanderer in Venice" by E.V. Lucas
Batteries were put into position on the Meaux road, and there was a general liveliness.
"Adventures of a Despatch Rider" by W. H. L. Watson

In poetry:

"God, who hast said it is not good
For man, thy son, to live alone;
Is everlasting solitude,
When once united bliss was known,
A livelier food?
"Mount Arafa" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Tell her in livelier plumes array'd,
The bird from Indian groves may shine;
But ask the lovely partial maid
What are his notes compared to thine!
"The Skylark" by William Shenstone
Yet why despair? Though Beauty's boasted rose
On others' cheeks in livelier colours shine,
The tender heart that in my bosom glows
The palm of fondness will to none resign.
"Love Elegy, to Laura" by Amelia Opie
Thou know'st how transport thrills the tender breast
Where Love and Fancy fix their opening reign;
How Nature shines, in livelier colours drest,
To bless their union, and to grace their train.
"Elegy VIII. He Describes His Early Love of Poetry, and Its Consequences" by William Shenstone
While Lydia ranked Chloe in your unreserved opinion,
And for no other cherished thou a brighter, livelier flame,
I, Lydia, distinguished throughout the whole dominion,
Surpassed the Roman Ilia in eminence of fame.
"The Reconciliation" by Roswell Martin Field
Just when your wishes would prevail,
Some rival bird with gayer tail,
Who sings his strain with sprightlier note,
And chatters praise with livelier throat,
Shall charm your flutt'ring fair one down,
And leave your choice, to hang or drown.
"The Owl And The Sparrow" by John Trumbull

In news:

The word élan means "an enthusiastic and assured vigor and liveliness," as well as "distinctive and stylish elegance.
Everything got a lot livelier when these mod Scottish dance-whore boys showed up, wearing tighter trousers and flaunting catchier tunes than any band out there.
The battle of the hot young mezzo -sopranos grew livelier on Monday evening when Jennifer Larmore made her Metropolitan Opera debut, as Rosina in Rossini's "Barbiere di Siviglia".
The race to reanimate Frankenstein just got a little livelier, as "Chronicle" scribe Max Landis is working on a screenplay based on the classic monster tale for Fox.
One sign points in the direction of entertainment, complete with ever more breezy hosts and livelier graphics.
Few states witnessed a livelier or more dynamic campaign to win women's suffrage than Illinois.
You can vividly reminisce the liveliness of Macau of the twenties, or the lavish lifestyle of former-times tycoon, or when man-power carts were still all over the street, or when wa...
Chico 's FAS Inc.'s decision to add more color and livelier patterns this year is paying off.
These changes in fabrication reduce the balls' liveliness, normalizing their behavior in high-altitude conditions.
Pippi, however, is livelier and friendlier than she has been in about a month.
In salad, their flavor is livelier.
With livelier playing and more memorable tunes, Costello's second straight collaboration with producer T Bone Burnett is a major improvement over last year's ho-hum Secret, Profane & Sugarcane.
It's a curious thing, but plums with red or purple-blue skins always get tarter and livelier when they are cooked.
Although not a high-speed or rigorous set of paths, this is a prime location for urban liveliness and local color.
In Greek Revival sofas produced in New York, dolphins are incorporated in a livelier manner.

In science:

Therefore, the active tones bring motion and liveliness in the melody line, while the inactive tones usually conclude the musical phases leaving a settled, rest feeling to the listener.
Music in Terms of Science
At the same time, new results keep coming out of RHIC, a clear indication of the continued liveliness of the ultrarelativistic heavy-ion programme at BNL a decade after the machine turn-on.
Hard Probes 2010: Experimental Summary
Having a set of algebraic expressions also allows coalition engineers to reason about the liveliness (ability of the coalition to complete its goals) and the confidentiality properties of different configurations of access control restrictions.
Common Representation of Information Flows for Dynamic Coalitions
If the number of components in CRA is equal to one then we say that the liveliness property of a DC holds.
Common Representation of Information Flows for Dynamic Coalitions