\ 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 bouncy (audio) \ adverb
bounciness noun

Examples of bouncy in a Sentence

unsurprisingly, the bouncy talk show hostess was a cheerleader in high school
Recent Examples on the Web Whether it's styled with a diamond tiara for a gala or in a more casual half-up-half-down for an outdoor fundraiser, her hair is the perpetually shiny, bouncy image of a fresh professional blowout. Megan Decker,, 9 May 2020 At B’nai Jeshurun, the decision followed discussions with the rabbi, which led to the conclusion that there was no way to keep the bouncy castle sanitized. Sarah Maslin Nir, New York Times, 9 Mar. 2020 Shouldn’t Dayton’s bouncy big man Obi Toppin be considered in that mix after a breakout season, emerging as college basketball’s best player? Chris Fedor, cleveland, 17 Apr. 2020 His best videos serve the point of shrewd yet gentle female assertion, as in Haim’s striptease and proud, bouncy strutting in the Summer Girls video, heading off the #MeToo movement. Armond White, National Review, 1 Apr. 2020 My father is bouncier, more fun to be around, more excited to talk, and building new friendships and relationships. Joshua Rush, Teen Vogue, 21 Feb. 2020 In the heel, a thin plate sits atop Nike’s bouncy React foam. Marc Bain, Quartz, 5 Feb. 2020 This is my dream point of view: In the Antarctic, probably doing something really cool, and being accosted by a sweet, bouncy lump of baby seal. Aj Willingham, CNN, 11 Jan. 2020 Giving your hair a last-minute dose of moisture can make the difference between smooth, bouncy curls and a disastrous moment of floppiness. NBC News, 10 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of bouncy

1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bouncy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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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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