vivace

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj vivace (of tempo) very fast and lively
    • adv vivace lively, in music "play this section vivace!"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a. & adv Vivace (Mus) Brisk; vivacious; with spirit; -- a direction to perform a passage in a brisk and lively manner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • vivace 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Vivace vē-vä′che (mus.) lively
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Quotations

  • Joseph Addison
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    “To a man of pleasure every moment appears to be lost, which partakes not of the vivacity of amusement.”
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph%20Addison
    “As vivacity is the gift of women, gravity is that of men.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

She had the vivacity which a healthy life secures.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume V" by John Lord
Her vivacity never deserted her, nor her desire to make every one happy around her.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume VII" by John Lord
It is told with the same humour and careless vivacity.
"Four Early Pamphlets" by William Godwin
His natural vivacity, wit, and intensity would have secured friends and admirers in any sphere.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume IX" by John Lord
It is a purely descriptive poem of great vivacity and vividness, easy to read, and true to nature.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIII" by John Lord
She went on with more vivacity.
"Hilda Lessways" by Arnold Bennett
As she opened the door roars of laughter greeted her, and the first sight she saw was Wilhelm's face, full of vivacity, excitement.
"Between Whiles" by Helen Hunt Jackson
But the natural vivacity, the gaiety which report had given to Miss Milner, were softened by her recent sorrow to a meek sadness.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume V." by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
Over her real wit and native vivacity, it was like a porcelain shade about a flame.
"A Summer in Leslie Goldthwaite's Life." by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
Secondly, to select all the good passages, and to comment upon them with such power and vivacity, that beside your pearls they seem paste.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction," by Various
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In poetry:

Solo una rosa, una fulgida rosa
Dal vivace color, nata il mattino,
Surse a lottar, fidente e coraggiosa,
Coll'avverso destino.
"Circolo" by Ferdinando Fontana
To boist'rous humour I ne'er make pretence,
For vivacity merely is mine;
And this I employ'd, tho' poor the defence,
'Gainst the magic of glances like thine.
"In Answer" by Charlotte Dacre
To Strephon too I now must bid farewel,
In whom the pleasing graces sweetly dwell:
That sweet vivacity, that sprightly air,
That lovely mien will charm th' admiring fair.
"A Farewel to the Country" by Samuel Bowden

In news:

Tracy is all vivacity looking for boundaries, and Melanie can't provide her daughter with any.
Søren Kierkegaard's method, dictated by his volatile and provocative temperament, resembles that of a fiction writer: he engages in multiple impersonations, assuming various poses and voices with an impartial vivacity.
Vivace is Nualight's premium LED lighting color technology which aims to bring out the natural colors in food.
The Alto 610 Vivace canopy light has been designed for serve-overs and open multidecks, and the Porto 610 Vivace door light has been designed for multidecks with glass doors.
VORTICES Via Mark Kleiman, researchers at the University of Michigan have created a wave-based system for generating electricity called VIVACE, or "vortex-induced vibrations for aquatic clean energy".
WASHINGTON — The atmosphere inside Nationals Park on Thursday never seemed like it would match the relentless vivacity of the previous day, when this city hosted its first postseason baseball game since 1933.
One of America's truly homegrown musical genres and social barometers has definitely left the building, as rap has been appropriated and infused with a new vivacity by emcees and producers across Europe, Africa, South America, and Asia.
Tragic News about Vivace Coffee Artist, Brian Fairbrother.
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