Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Tending to bounce.
  • adjective Springy; elastic.
  • adjective Lively; energetic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective readily regaining its original shape or position after stretching, compression, or other deformation.
  • adjective showing a joyous enthusiasm. Opposite of dull.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Easily bounced
  • adjective Lively, exuberant, energetic

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective marked by lively action
  • adjective elastic; rebounds readily

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Tara, I'm sure you'll find a way, the word 'bouncy' is highly underused if I do say so myself.

    From Paris to London

  • Vacant lots suddenly gain bouncy castles, and badly painted versions of popular cartoon characters, and of course lots and lots of pumpkins.

    A pleasing terror « Write Anything

  • Update: When one looks at a search result for the word bouncy, it is not difficult to argue that Amazon may have a point in wanting some sort of filter for adult content.

    Amazonfail: cyber-censorship, cyber-hype, or YHBT?

  • Update: When one looks at a search result for the word bouncy, it is not difficult to argue that Amazon may have a point in wanting some sort of filter for adult content.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Andrew (who ate his a couple days later) deemed them good but "bouncy" - he's said that of a few other things I've made and I'm not entirely sure what it means ... bagels are supposed to be chewy so use your judgement (and slice and freeze any you don't scarf in a day or so).

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Andrew (who ate his a couple days later) deemed them good but "bouncy" - he's said that of a few other things I've made and I'm not entirely sure what it means ... bagels are supposed to be chewy so use your judgement (and slice and freeze any you don't scarf in a day or so).

    Mmm... Lycopene

  • I felt rather 'bouncy' - and do you know what they did?

    For whom the bell tolls.

  • I felt rather 'bouncy' - and do you know what they did?

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • But you will need to persistently remind yourself of this fact as you persevere today's unpleasant conditions as well as our "bouncy" showery weather in the coming days.

    Forecast: Temps up and down with rain around

  • When shopping for a bouncer or "bouncy" seat, here are some comfort and safety features to look for.

    Bouncy seats for babies--features to look for

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