bounc·​ing ˈbau̇n(t)-siŋ How to pronounce bouncing (audio)
: enjoying good health : robust
bouncingly 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
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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1563, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bouncing was circa 1563

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“Bouncing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


bounc·​ing ˈbau̇n(t)-siŋ How to pronounce bouncing (audio)
: healthy sense 1a, lively
a bouncing baby
bouncingly adverb

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