Definition of 'lively'
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Now he's back and looking very lively. The Sun (2016)Once synonymous with the evils of apartheid, the sprawling suburb has flourished in recent years, with a lively restaurant and bar scene. Times, Sunday Times (2016)My right hand gets a little lively. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She was very lively and full of joy and life. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The town has a lively bar and restaurant scene. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Their great height and liking for beer and lively conversation also seem to have helped. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Maintaining such a narrow focus did not make for the liveliest of concert experiences. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The eclectic feel suggests a lively mind whose music rarely stands still. The Sun (2007)Must step lively in the run to the opening bend. The Sun (2011)Your lively imagination will suggest other ridiculous scenarios that may work better for you. The Guide to Greatness in Sales (1994)He needed a goal but he was bright and lively throughout. The Sun (2012)The shops are often funky and modern and there are lively bars and restaurants. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The lively forums also mean you can talk directly to other runners and specialists in the field. The Sun (2011)Live radio demands a lively mind and an organised approach. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Krakow also has a lively nightlife centred on its array of gothic cellar bars. The Sun (2015)Brisbane is a bubbly town with a lot of lively little bars and restaurants down by the river. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Everything in Nature seemed lively and full of risen sap and reproductive purpose. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There is always a lively bar crowd in Bermuda. Times, Sunday Times (2016)ITV have looked lively behind the scenes. Times, Sunday Times (2012)His hair is somewhat more grey, but his step is as lively and his manner as vivacious as before. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There are a couple of boyfriends in tow too, so my small flat is suddenly full of lively chatter. The Sun (2014)I have grandsons aged six and four who are bright and lively but as yet have had little contact with modern technology. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I'd like a few things to look lively. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'lively'
British English: lively /ˈlaɪvlɪ/ ADJECTIVE
You can describe someone as lively when they behave in an enthusiastic and cheerful way.
She has a lively personality.
- American English: lively
- Arabic: نَشيِطٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: animado
- Chinese: 活泼的
- Croatian: živahan
- Czech: energický
- Danish: livlig
- Dutch: levendig
- European Spanish: animado
- Finnish: eloisa
- French: animé
- German: lebhaft
- Greek: ζωηρός
- Italian: animato
- Japanese: 元気のよい
- Korean: 활기찬
- Norwegian: livlig
- Polish: pełen życia
- European Portuguese: animado
- Romanian: vesel
- Russian: деятельный
- Spanish: animado
- Swedish: livlig
- Thai: มีชีวิตชีวา
- Turkish: canlı hareketli
- Ukrainian: жвавий
- Vietnamese: sống động
Definition of lively from the Collins English Dictionary
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