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American English: /ˈlaɪvli/
British English: /ˈlʌɪvli/

Translation of lively in Spanish:

adjective livelier, liveliest

  • (place/atmosphere/debate)
    con brío
    he's a lively character
    es un tipo de lo más animado y alegre
    they have three lively children
    tienen tres niños traviesos y llenos de vida
    lively minds read the Daily Globe
    la gente con inquietudes lee el Daily Globe
    they take a lively interest in developments
    toman un vivo interés en el desarrollo de los asuntos
    things are getting a bit lively around here
    las cosas se están poniendo un poco movidas por aquí [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • He was so lively and full of energy that it dawned on us that he must have been in some sort of pain for a lot longer than we had thought.
    • Although a lively and outgoing teenager, he lives with the effects of what his father, Greg, termed ‘subtle neurological damage’.
    • Nine-year-old Ricky is described as a lively, active boy who loves reading, swimming, watching TV and playing computer games.
    Example sentences
    • When the fast is broken, there are festive activities in a lively atmosphere.
    • The karaoke bar maintained a lively atmosphere, even at such a late hour.
    • The town was a lively place, buzzing with activity.
    Example sentences
    • A bonus is the Reading Group Companion Section at the end of the novel, featuring 10 questions sure to stimulate a lively discussion of the book.
    • Thank you both very much for a spirited, lively, intelligent discussion.
    • However, it would be a foolish man who tried to dictate to three such lively and intelligent minds.
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