From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
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vividviv‧id /ˈvɪvɪd/ ●●○ adjective 1 REAL/NOT IMAGINARYvivid memories, dreams, descriptions etc are so clear that they seem real OPP vague I’ve got vivid memories of that summer. He had a vivid picture of her in his mind.2 vivid imagination3 Cvivid colours or patterns are very bright his vivid blue eyessee thesaurus at colourvividly adverb I can vividly remember the day we met.vividness noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
vividThe book gives a vivid account of the author's journey through northern Africa.Include details to make your story as vivid as possible.The bright exposure of a vivid blue patch alarms the attacker and may save the lizard's life.a vivid blue skyI loved listening to his vivid descriptions of life in Italy.Yet decades earlier, readers had already gotten a vivid fictionalized look at the inner earth from another science-fiction author.One of my most vivid memories is of my first day at school.The drug can make people suffer hallucinations and vivid nightmares.But along the way Alice Thomas Ellis creates an ironic and vivid portrait of London, brilliantly catching its degradation and waste.a vivid red capeShe could see nothing except a vivid scarlet blur, the colour of a London bus.Repeat the steps above, trying to make it even more vivid than it was last time.a cloud of vivid yellow butterflies
Origin vivid (1600-1700) Latin vividus, from vivere to live