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Liveliness


LI'VELINESS, noun [from lively.]

1. The quality or state of being lively or animated; sprightliness; vivacity; animation; spirit; as the liveliness of youth, contrasted with the gravity of age.

2. An appearance of life, animation or spirit; as the liveliness of the eye or countenance in a portrait.

3. Briskness; activity; effervescence, as of liquors.