Definitions

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

  • intransitive & transitive verb To move or cause to move with bumps and jolts; bounce.
  • noun A rough, jolting movement; a jolt.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To jolt; shake, especially by rough riding.
  • noun A sudden, violent up-and-down jolting motion; a jolt or shake.

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

  • noun A jolt; a shake; a hard trot.
  • verb To jolt; to shake, especially by rough riding or by driving over obstructions.

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

  • verb To jolt; to shake, especially by rough riding or by driving over obstructions.
  • noun physics The fourth derivative of the position vector with respect to time; the time derivative of jerk.

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

  • verb move up and down repeatedly
  • noun a sudden jarring impact

Etymologies

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

[Middle English jouncen.]

Examples

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  • The wheel ... leaped and jounced along, and the exasperated pig could only tear after.

    - William Steig, Farmer Palmer's Wagon Ride

    September 29, 2008

  • Rhymes with and is synonymous with bounce

    April 7, 2012

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    Is it some dictionary-riffling army of bots?

    March 12, 2013

  • Looks like normal Twitter fare to me, bilby.

    March 13, 2013