bounc·​ing | \ ˈbau̇n(t)-siŋ How to pronounce bouncing (audio) \

Definition of bouncing

2 : enjoying good health : robust

Other Words from bouncing

bouncingly \ ˈbau̇n(t)-​siŋ-​lē How to pronounce bouncing (audio) \ adverb

Examples of bouncing in a Sentence

a bouncing new baby in the family a bouncing dance routine that should be good for an aerobics class
Recent Examples on the Web But all of that is inflected through another sensibility, one that was emerging, or reëmerging, in the mid-nineties: an almost folky softness; bouncing, hummable melodies; raw beauty for its own sake. Craig Morgan Teicher, The New Yorker, 30 Mar. 2022 My bush was big and bouncing, transcendent and absolutely outasight, baby. Michaela Angela Davis, The Atlantic, 5 Mar. 2022 There is no guarantee that 2022 will see a bouncing, high-figure transfer market. Henry Flynn, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021 To the untrained eye, what looked like a regulation NBA basketball went bouncing, loose and unclaimed, across the AT&T Center paint late in the fourth quarter Friday. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, 27 Nov. 2021 If macaroni ’n’ cheese and guac had a bouncing, beautiful baby, this would be it. Serena Coady, Glamour, 19 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of bouncing

circa 1563, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bouncing was circa 1563

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8 Apr 2022

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“Bouncing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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