from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Energy and enthusiasm in the expression of ideas, especially in artistic performance or composition: The revival lacked the verve of the original musical.
- n. Vitality; liveliness. See Synonyms at vigor.
- n. Archaic Aptitude; talent.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Excitement of imagination such as that which animates a poet, artist, or musician, in composing or performing
- n. artistic energy and enthusiasm
- n. vigour, vitality and liveliness
- n. rapture, enthusiasm
- n. spirit, energy
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Excitement of imagination such as animates a poet, artist, or musician, in composing or performing; rapture; enthusiasm; spirit; energy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Enthusiasm, especially in what pertains to art and literature; spirit; energy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an energetic style
Mistral tuned his lyre for a poetry that in verve and vigour does not yield to any of his previous works.
Its style is high in Latin verve: the language of ballet infused with rhumba, tango and salsa, as well as the athleticism of the Brazilian martial art form capoeira.
To have that kind of verve and oomph must be amazing.
According to a recent article in the NYT, NPR is dissatisfied with their record 28 million listeners, and has been doing research to determine how to give their programming more 'verve'.
Frustrating, because you wonder just where this kind of verve has been during the last 30 to 40 days.
I see this same kind of verve in the 62 papers that have initially joined with HuffPost to produce
Meanwhile, Oonagh lost her "verve" for nursing and did a diploma in holistic health.
That kind of verve is absent in "The House of Steinbrenner."
With a kind of verve no doubt fed by digital culture, sci-fi, "post-abstract" painting and the punk, new-wave and hip-hop music that fuel his age rather than the ashcan / surrealism / tragedy / jazz diet his AbEx predecessors noshed on, Tomory Dodge, in his latest work, makes barely imagistic images comprising mostly color, shape, gesture and plays of surface.
It'd be nice if we got more of them done with the kind of verve we've seen in this new