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The noun sense (a type of marker pen) was genericized from a brand name.
- (of perception) Clear, detailed or powerful.
- (of an image) Bright, intense or colourful.
- 1959 March, “The 2,500 h.p. electric locomotives for the Kent Coast electrification”, in Trains Illustrated, page 125:
- Whenever the locomotive was working hard there was unmistakable evidence of its higher power than its predecessors in the brilliant and explosive arcing between conductor shoes and the third rail; this was particularly vivid in Quarry Tunnel in the down direction, where the display equalled anything we have seen on the frostiest of nights in an electrified third-rail area.
- 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 1, in The China Governess:
- The half-dozen pieces […] were painted white and carved with festoons of flowers, birds and cupids. To display them the walls had been tinted a vivid blue which had now faded, but the carpet, which had evidently been stored and recently relaid, retained its original turquoise.
- Full of life, strikingly alive.
clear, detailed or powerful
bright, intense or colourful
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vivid (plural vivids)
- (New Zealand) A felt-tipped permanent marker.
- vivid in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- vivid in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.