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adjective [usually before noun] lively pronunciation in American English /ˈlaɪvli/
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  1. 1
    full of energy and enthusiasm

    a lively group of students

    1. a.
      showing a lot of intelligence and interest in things

      a lively and inquiring mind

      a lively interest/curiosity:

      Politicians should take a lively interest in issues that concern local people.

  2. 2
    a lively discussion is one in which a lot of people give their opinions and ask questions

    The conference produced some lively debate.

  3. 3
    full of people who are busy or who are enjoying themselves

    lively bars and restaurants

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