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Vivace Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    vivace adj : (of tempo) very fast and lively adv : lively, in music; "play this section vivace!"
Vivace Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Vivace \Vi*va"ce\, a. & adv. [It.] (Mus.) Brisk; vivacious; with spirit; -- a direction to perform a passage in a brisk and lively manner.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Vivace'

Vivace is Italian for "lively" and "vivid". It is pronounced in the International Phonetic Alphabet).

Vivace is used as an Italian musical term indicating a movement that is in a lively mood (and so usually in a fast tempo). The speed typically co-incides with that of "Molto Allegro" and implies a metronome marking of 132-160 if played 4 notes to a beat.

It is usually found on a piece of music, at the start or at the beginning of a new phrase.

Also means the same as Allegro

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