\ ˈbau̇n(t)-sē How to pronounce bouncy (audio) \
bouncier; bounciest

Definition of bouncy

2 : resilient
3 : marked by or producing bounces

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Other Words from bouncy

bouncily \ ˈbau̇n(t)-​sə-​lē How to pronounce bouncily (audio) \ adverb
bounciness noun

Examples of bouncy in a Sentence

unsurprisingly, the bouncy talk show hostess was a cheerleader in high school

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The flavors were great, but this dish, like so much Chinese cuisine, is all about texture — bouncy fish balls against a backdrop of soft, gummy noodles. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "Our restaurant critic's 12 favorite metro Detroit dishes from the first half of 2019," 28 June 2019 Dropping July 3, fans can expect an extension of the bright, bouncy sound that the masked 'Mello man is known for. Katie Bain, Billboard, "Marshmello Unveils Track List & Features for Forthcoming 'Joytime III' Album," 27 June 2019 Secure with a bobby pin overnight, and gently release each in the morning for big and bouncy ringlets. Glamour, "How to Keep Curls Overnight Without Losing Their Shape," 14 May 2019 The tall, bouncy San Jose State transfer evolved into an All-American candidate at Gonzaga this season, breaking both Gonzaga and West Coast Conference records for single-season blocks, finishing with 117. Theo Lawson, The Seattle Times, "Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke mum about future following NCAA tournament exit," 30 Mar. 2019 Read on for 10 totally doable, quick ways to whip fine hair into a full, bouncy mane. 1. Jaime Osnato, SELF, "10 Styling Hacks to Create Thicker-Looking Hair," 5 Jan. 2019 Female candidates are also battered by professional consultants who claim to understand voters, and who tell them to be strong but approachable, warm but steely, mom but dad, young and bouncy but wise and grave. Peggy Noonan, WSJ, "The Odd Way We Announce for President Now," 17 Jan. 2019 My hairstylist Kat Zemtsova blew out my curly hair for smooth, bouncy texture like Harley's, then used bungee bands (your best bet for a long night of bad behavior) to tie my hair into two, perfectly-symmetrical pigtails. Lauren Valenti, Marie Claire, "The DIY Guide to Being Harley Quinn This Halloween," 10 Aug. 2016 The mom of twins kept her beauty look natural, with flowing, slightly curled, impossibly bouncy hair, a touch of blush and a light pink lip. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "Amal Clooney's Polka Dot Skirt Suit Is Exactly What We Need Today," 27 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of bouncy

1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of bouncy

: able to bounce well
: lively, cheerful, and full of energy
: quickly returning to a full, rounded shape after being made flat

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