Definitions

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  • adj. Giving off bubbles; fizzy.
  • adj. Vivacious and enthusiastic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Gently boiling or bubbling, by means of the disengagement of gas.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Effervescing; having the property of effervescence; of a nature to effervesce.

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

  • adj. used of wines and waters; charged naturally or artificially with carbon dioxide
  • adj. marked by high spirits or excitement
  • adj. (of a liquid) giving off bubbles

Etymologies

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From Latin effervēscō ("boil up")

Examples

  • Made schemes to retain effervescent collaboration without moving to a commune?

    Allow me to make the case | Radical Futures Project

  • In particular, I note that there's a costume for the word "effervescent" in Frasier's gallery that I've seen replicated at a couple of Vocabulary Fairs, in at least one case winning a prize.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • "Mojito": The "mojito" was a sort of jelly that had the flavors of a mojito - mint, lime and sugar, and was kind of effervescent and liquidy in the center.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • The kind where just sitting down in a chair turns into some kind of effervescent event.

    Never Enough Dots - A Dress A Day

  • I tend to use single quotes any time I want to mark out a word for particular emphasis, whether for sarcastic purposes or because I'm discussing the word itself e.g., "When using a term like 'effervescent' it pays to make sure you know what it means, first."

    A Quotation Mark Question

  • By Anonymous, at Mon Mar 12, 12:15:00 PM now I see Blamerbell describing you as "effervescent" Glyn I feel sure that actually you're pretty indestructable.

    King of the Political Gaffes

  • Both have the kind of effervescent feel that attracts the young.

    How to Be Silicon Valley

  • Like its disc companion THE RING, CHAMPAGNE shows Hitchcock compensating for a milquetoast story by revelling in audacious one might even say "effervescent" camera technique, montage, and opportunities for droll humor.

    Archive 2005-11-27

  • This kind of effervescent, fully charged sense of soup that delivers ideas.

    Ross Lovegrove shares organic designs

  • His 2003 production of "The Triumph of Love" in London, for example, was hailed as "an enjoyable romp" (the Guardian) while his 2008 production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," also in London, was called "effervescent" (the Sunday Times).

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