bouncy
bouncy ouncy adj. 1. readily regaining its original shape or position after stretching, compression, or other deformation; as, clean bouncy hair.

Syn: live, lively, resilient, springy, whippy. [WordNet 1.5]

2. showing a joyous enthusiasm. Opposite of {dull}.

Syn: animated, bouncing, buoyant, exuberant, peppy, perky, spirited, zippy. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • bouncy — 1895, from BOUNCE (Cf. bounce) + Y (Cf. y) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bouncy — ► ADJECTIVE (bouncier, bounciest) 1) able to bounce or making something bounce well. 2) confident and lively. DERIVATIVES bouncily adverb bounciness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • bouncy — [[t]ba͟ʊnsi[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Someone or something that is bouncy is very lively. She was bouncy and full of energy. ...good, bouncy pop songs. 2) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A bouncy thing can bounce very well or makes other things bounce well. ...a… …   English dictionary

  • bouncy — UK [ˈbaʊnsɪ] / US adjective Word forms bouncy : adjective bouncy comparative bouncier superlative bounciest 1) a bouncy ball bounces well when it hits a surface 2) a bouncy surface moves up and down when you walk, jump etc on it a bouncy bed 3)… …   English dictionary

  • bouncy — bounc|y [ˈbaunsi] adj 1.) a bouncy ball etc quickly moves away from a surface after it has hit it 2.) a bouncy surface is made of a substance that makes people move up and down when they are on it ▪ The new bed is nice and bouncy. 3.) someone who …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bouncy — adjective 1 a bouncy ball etc quickly moves away from a surface after it has hit it 2 a bouncy surface is made of a substance that makes people move up and down when they are on it: The bed is nice and bouncy. 3 someone who is bouncy is always… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bouncy — bounc|y [ baunsi ] adjective 1. ) a bouncy ball BOUNCES well when it hits a surface 2. ) a bouncy surface moves up and down when you walk, jump, etc. on it: a bouncy bed 3. ) happy, lively, and enthusiastic: a bouncy tune/personality …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bouncy — bouncily, adv. /bown see/, adj., bouncier, bounciest. 1. tending characteristically to bounce or bounce well: An old tennis ball is not as bouncy as a new one. 2. resilient: a thick carpet that is bouncy underfoot. 3. animated; lively: a bouncy… …   Universalium

  • bouncy — [ˈbaʊnsi] adj 1) a bouncy ball BOUNCES well when it hits a surface 2) a bouncy surface moves up and down when you walk or jump on it 3) a bouncy person is happy, lively, and enthusiastic …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • bouncy — adjective a) Easily bounced You cant play tennis without a bouncy ball. b) Lively, exuberant, energetic Shes a very bouncy character …   Wiktionary

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