Lively - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- quick and energetic (syn: alert, brisk, merry, rattling, snappy, spanking, zippy)
a lively gait
a lively tennis ball
a lively period in history
this whole lively world
The book is lively and well written.
They had a lively debate.
A lively atmosphere keeps people coming back to the café.
Lively children race for home.
A lively discussion is expected.
He was lively in conversation.
The hotel is situated next to the lively bustling port.
The book offers a lively account of her travels.
Even Paula has shown a lively interest in politics.
Charlie has a very lively imagination (=he often invents stories, descriptions etc that are not true).
The wine has a lively fruity flavour.
He likes to engage in lively discourse with his visitors.
...the resort community's social scene is lively during the summer but undergoes a deep quiescence during the long winter...
...there were too many wallflowers at the party, so things never really got lively...
He's a demon for detail and a lively writer.