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Learning what vivid verbs are and how to use them in a sentence with examples of vivid verbs

What are vivid verbs?

A vivid verb, is a verb that is really descriptive. When using vivid verbs in a story, the person reading it will be able to visualize it in their own mind.

Add more interest 

Vivid verbs are a great way to create interest and excitement in what you are writing.

Vivid verbs or common verbs

A vivid verb is a verb that a reader will find more interesting and is more specific to the common, verbs we use all the time, like "walk". By using vivid verbs, will help you avoid repeating the same (common) verb in your writing. 

Examples of vivid verbs in a sentenceLearning what vivid verbs are and why you need to use  them

Using the common verb "walk" in a sentence

walk you could use stroll, scuff or stride instead.

A person can walk

A person can stroll, which implies a slow, even indicate a lazy pace.

A person can stride (long steps).

A person can scuff (drag your shoes on the ground). 

Some more examples

touch = graze, caress, stroke. 

cry = whimper, blubber, bawl. 

see = glare, gaze, glimpse. 

like = adore, admire, cherish. 

dislike = loathe, despise, scorn. 

eat = gorge, nibble, gobble.

Download a large list of vivid verbs from A to z

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A list of vivid verbs

 Vivid verbs list
  Hearing/loud     Hearing/soft     Hearing/speech 

Crash
Thunder
Yell
Blare
Thud
Boom
Bang
Smash
Explode
Roar
Scream
Screech
Shout
Yell
Whistle
Whine
Squawk
Bark
Bawl
Bray
Rage
Grate
Slam
Clap
Stomp
Stamp
Jangle
Clash
Deafening
Pierce

 

Whisper
Sigh
Murmur
Snap
Patter
Swish
Giggle
Sing
Snort
Chatter
Drawl
Whisper
Whir
Rustle
Twitter
Patter
Hum
Mutter
Snap
Hiss
Crackle
Bleat
Peep
Buzz
Zing
Gurgle
Rush
Chime
Tinkle
Clink
Hush

Stammer
Giggle
Guffaw
Laugh
Sing
Scream
Screech
Snort
Bellow
Growl
Chatter
Murmur
Whisper
Whimper
Talk
Speak
Drawl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vivid verbs list 
  Movement/fast     Movement/slow  

Hurry
Run
Scamper
Skip
Scramble
Dart
Spring
Spin
Spring
Stride
Streak
Propel
Trot
Gallop
Drive
Dash
Bolt
Careen
Rush
Race
Zoom
Zip
Ram
Speed
Chase
Hurl
Swat
Flick
Whisk
Rip
Shove
Swerve
Smash
Drop
Plummet
Bounce
Dive
Swoop
Plunge
Swing
Fly
Sail

Creep
Crawl
Plod
Slouch
Lumber
Tiptoe
Bend
Amble
Saunter
Loiter
Stray
Slink
Stalk
Edge
Sneak
Stagger
Lope
Canter
Waddle
Drag
Sway
Soar
Lift
Drift
Droop
Heave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 Vivid verbs list
  Touch     Taste     smell     sight continued     sight continued    sight

Cool
Cold
Icy
Lukewarm
Tepid
Warm
Hot
Steamy
Sticky
Damp
Wet
Slippery
Spongy
Mushy
Oily
Waxy
Fleshy
Rubbery
Tough
Crisp
Elastic
Leathery
Silky
Satiny
Velvety
Smooth
Soft
Woolly
Furry
Feathery
Fuzzy
Hairy
Prickly
Gritty
Sandy
Rough
Sharp
Thick
Pulpy
Dry
Dull
Thin
Fragile
Tender

Oily
Buttery
Salty
Bitter
Bittersweet
Sweet
Hearty
Mellow
Sugary
Crisp
Ripe
Bland
Tasteless
Sour
Vinegary
Fruity
Tangy
Unripe
Raw
Alkaline
Medicinal
Fishy
Spicy
Peppery
Gingery
Hot
Burnt
Overripe
Spoiled
Rotten

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet
Scented
Fragrant
Aromatic
Perfumed
Heady
Fresh
Balmy
Earthy
Piney
Odorous
Pungent
Tempting
Spicy
Savory
Sharp
Gamy
Fishy
Briny
Acidy
Acrid
Burnt
Gaseous
Reeking
Putrid
Rotten
Spoiled
Sour
Rancid
Sickly
Stagnant
Moldy
Musty
Mildewed
Damp
Dank
Stench

 

 

 

 

Dark
Dismal
Rotted
Old
Used
Worn
Untidy
Shabby
Messy
Cheap
Ugly
Ramshackle
Tired
Exhausted
Arid
Awkward
Crooked
Loose
Curved
Straight
Orderly
Formal
Crisp
Pretty
Heavy
Flat
Stout
Wide
Rigid
Narrow
Overloaded
Congested
Cluttered
Crowded
Jammed
Packed
Bruised
Tied
Stretched

Tall
Supple
Lithe

Shy
Nervous
Frightened
Wild
Bold
Dramatic
Tantalizing
Irresistible
Energetic
Animated
Perky
Arrogant
Imposing
Regal
Stately
Elegant
Large
Huge
Immense
Massive
Gigantic
Showy
Decorative
Dazzling
Opulent
Jeweled
Lavish
Exotic
Radiant
Fiery
Blazing
Fresh
Clean
Scrubbed
Tidy
Handsome
Pleasant
Calm
Serene

Erect
Lean
Slender

 

Muscular
Sturdy
Robust
Hardy
Strong
Healthy
Frail
Fragile
Pale
Sickly
Small
Tiny
Miniature
Timid

Lively

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lessons that might be related to this one

Verbs English grammar lesson

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