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Webster

English Word:

verve


English Pronunciation:

verve


Noun:


⇨Etymology

French


⇨Definition

Excitement of imagination such as animates a poet, artist, or musician, in composing or performing; rapture; enthusiasm; spirit; energy.



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Wiktionary

Etymology:

From French verve (“rapture, animation, spirit, caprice, whim”)


Synonyms:

brio estro vivacità


Noun:

verve (uncountable) Excitement of imagination such as that which animates a poet, artist, or musician, in composing or performing artistic energy and enthusiasm vigour, vitality and liveliness 2012 April 9, Mandeep Sanghera, “Tottenham 1 - 2 Norwich”, BBC Sport: After spending so much of the season looking upwards, the swashbuckling style and swagger of early season Spurs was replaced by uncertainty and frustration against a Norwich side who had the quality and verve to take advantage rapture, enthusiasm spirit, energy 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter XII: Normally, this presents to the world the appearance of one who is feeling that if it isn't the best of all possible worlds, it's quite good enough to be going on with till a better one comes along. Verve, I mean, and animation and all that sort of thing. But now there was a listlessness about her


Verb:

verve singular present subjunctive of verven


Reference:

verve

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