Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Buoyancy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. The state or quality of being buoyant

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Buoyancy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as buoyancy.

Etymologies

Alteration of buoyancy (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He writes deeply personal, unique songs, and in a world that is all too often filled with sadness, his music is filled with exuberance and a kind of buoyance that is deeply moving.

    Dubious Quality

  • We saw the dolphin show and a lot of ugly fish and the turtle that has buoyance issues.

    amor fati

  • As the successful factory owner harboring a shameful secret at the core of his bluster, John Lithgow, joshing around in his bathrobe, had too much irrepressible buoyance to embody Patriarchal Enterprise.

    Backyard Hole Needs Filling: James Wolcott

  • But again, he kept -- he kept his poise, he kept his balance, his buoyance (ph) and his optimism and I think did a terrific job.

    CNN Transcript Jul 12, 2008

  • These banks are primarily located in Spain, the Netherlands and Ireland due to the buoyance of mortgage lending in these countries in recent years.

    Collateral Damage

  • Ever since WordPress switched my URL from raincoaster.wordpress.com to raincoaster.com my hits have walked right off a cliff and straight down a deep wellmomentary buoyance provided by Brian Atene and Even Stevphens notwithstanding.

    Brian Atene, Bad Audition Boy and the reason YouTube exists « raincoaster

  • There were 86 mines found, buoyance and ground mines, found on two different vessels, a barge and a tug boat.

    CNN Transcript Mar 25, 2003

  • Walubita paid tribute to China for its financial aid, which had helped to sustain Zambia's economic buoyance despite the country's budgetary and fiscal problems.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • He liked the buoyance of glider flying, the nearest approach of man to the bird, and thus far everything was going well.

    Mercenary

  • It was a sort of shy joyousness and buoyance, which flushed the tan of his cheeks, sang in his voice, made his eyes almost unbearably bright ....

    Murder at Bridge

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