Definition of lively in English:

lively

Line breaks: live¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈlʌɪvli
 
/

adjective (livelier, liveliest)

Phrases

look lively

see look.

Derivatives

livelily

adverb

liveliness

noun
More example sentences
  • However, the performance quickly picks up great pace with a consistent liveliness and vitality, which is largely the result of some brilliant individual performances.
  • We were much taken with the city, strolling around, enjoying the liveliness and the energy of the place.
  • Her animation and liveliness engaged her young students, as evidenced by the children's laughter and high degree of participation.

Origin

Old English līflic 'living, animate' (see life, -ly1).

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