|Origin:||vividus, from vivere 'to live'|
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.
an ability to imagine unlikely situations very clearly
vivid colours or patterns are very bright:
his vivid blue eyes
I can vividly remember the day we met.
—vividness noun [uncountable]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
➔ See also colour