verb \ˈjan(t)s\

Definition of JOUNCE

intransitive verb
:  to move in an up-and-down manner :  bounce
transitive verb
:  to cause to jounce

Examples of JOUNCE

  1. <a rickety cart jouncing as it was being pulled over the cobblestoned streets>
  2. <her head jounced as the horse began to gallop>

Origin of JOUNCE

Middle English
First Known Use: 15th century



Definition of JOUNCE

:  jolt

Examples of JOUNCE

  1. <we felt a definite jounce every time the car hit a pothole>

First Known Use of JOUNCE

circa 1787

Rhymes with JOUNCE


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