Vivid is an adjective that describes a bold and bright color, an intense feeling, or an image in your mind that is so clear you can almost touch it.

Sometimes you have a vivid dream that feels so real that even when you wake up, you can’t tell if the dream is really over. In that dream, perhaps there were flowers with deep, rich, and vivid colors that looked like they were painted. Vivid comes from the Latin vivere, which means “to live,” and vivid memories do seem to live on.

Definitions of vivid

adj having striking color

“a bird with vivid plumage”
bright, brilliant
colorful, colourful
having striking color

adj (of color) having the highest saturation

vivid green”
pure, saturated
(of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or grey or black

adj evoking lifelike images within the mind

“a vivid description”
graphic, lifelike, pictorial
aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are

adj having the clarity and freshness of immediate experience

“a vivid recollection”
readily apparent to the mind

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