Definition of verve in English:

verve

Syllabification: verve
Pronunciation: /vərv
 
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noun

Vigor and spirit or enthusiasm: Kollo sings with supreme verve and flexibility
More example sentences
  • The group from Kolhapur in Maharashtra, to perform before Hyderabadis, was full of verve and vigour.
  • The design captures the spirit, character and verve of Chinese culture.
  • Teenage girls have passione and verve and the chutzpah to do anything and wear anything they want.
Synonyms
enthusiasm, vigor, energy, pep, dynamism, elan, vitality, vivacity, buoyancy, liveliness, animation, zest, sparkle, charisma, spirit, ebullience, exuberance, life, brio, gusto, eagerness, keenness, passion, zeal, relish, feeling, ardor, fire

Origin

late 17th century (denoting special talent in writing): from French, 'vigor', earlier 'form of expression', from Latin verba 'words'.

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