Pronunciation: (viv'id),[key] —adj. 1. strikingly bright or intense, as color, light, etc.: a vivid green. 2. full of life; lively; animated: a vivid personality. 3. presenting the appearance, freshness, spirit, etc., of life; realistic: a vivid account. 4. strong, distinct, or clearly perceptible: a vivid recollection. 5. forming distinct and striking mental images: a vivid imagination.