AskDefine | Define vivace

Dictionary Definition

vivace adj : (of tempo) very fast and lively adv : lively, in music; "play this section vivace!"

User Contributed Dictionary



vivace, /viˈvatʃe/, /vi"vatSe/


  1. lively, vital, bright
  2. keen, hardheaded
  3. vivid

Extensive Definition

Vivace is Italian for "quick and lively".
Vivace is used as an Italian musical term indicating a movement that is in a lively mood (and so usually in a fast tempo).
vivace in Spanish: Vivace
vivace in Dutch: Vivace
vivace in Japanese: ヴィヴァーチェ
vivace in Portuguese: Vivace
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