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Topic: COLOURS AND SOUNDS

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: vividus, from vivere 'to live'

vivid

adjective
     
viv‧id
1 vivid memories, dreams, descriptions etc are so clear that they seem real [≠ vague]:
I've got vivid memories of that summer.
He had a vivid picture of her in his mind.
2

vivid imagination

an ability to imagine unlikely situations very clearly
3C vivid colours or patterns are very bright:
his vivid blue eyes
vividly adverb:
I can vividly remember the day we met.
vividness noun [uncountable]
WORD FOCUS: colour WORD FOCUS: colour
a particular kind of colour: shade, hint, hue

words for describing dark colours: dark, deep, rich

words for describing light colours: light, pale, soft, pastel

words for describing bright colours: bright, brilliant, vivid, garish disapproving, gaudy disapproving

having a lot of colours: colourful, multicoloured British English/multicolored American English


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