Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Vivace'
adj : (of tempo) very fast and lively
adv : lively, in music; "play this section vivace!"
- Vivace \Vi*va"ce\, a. & adv. [It.] (Mus.)
Brisk; vivacious; with spirit; -- a direction to perform a
passage in a brisk and lively manner.
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[See more about Vivace at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]