\ˈbau̇n(t)-sē \
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 \ 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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For coverage that won’t turn cakey, Raouf reaches for airy, tinted moisturizers or fluid hydrating foundations, all of which keep skin supple and bouncy with super-lightweight textures. Vogue, "How to Get Next-Level Glowing Skin, According to a Top Makeup Artist," 21 Sep. 2018 Filipino spaghetti looks like Italian ragù, but banana ketchup is mixed into the tomatoes and ground pork, along with little bouncy wedges of hot dogs. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "A Filipino Specialty Best Paired With a Brew in the East Village," 5 July 2018 The eight-speed shiftable automatic takes a little while to warm up, so the Stelvio offers some seriously bouncy moments in the morning. Scott Sturgis,, "2018 Stelvio rounds out the Alfa Romeo lineup," 12 July 2018 The feel is muscular, almost martial, while sneaking in a bit of bouncy brightness with the rhythmic triplet that leads the melody’s descending notes. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit's global sports anthem: The White Stripes' 'Seven Nation Army'," 29 June 2018 However, those bouncy springs may not offer 100 percent protection. Jennifer Earl, Fox News, "Smartphone case acts as 'airbag,' pops open to prevent falling phones from cracking," 28 June 2018 Games, chance-it booth, kiddie-land, corn hole tournament, bouncy house, slide and obstacle course, food and drinks. Raffles. Luann Gibbs,, "Summer festivals guide 2018," 21 June 2018 Some sprays are formulated for using before a hot tool—like the GHD Curl Hold Spray—but when in doubt, wait to apply hairspray until the end for a soft, bouncy texture. Jessica Cruel, SELF, "12 Common Curling Iron Mistakes and How to Stop Making Them," 8 June 2018 For the reception, Middleton let her hair down into her signature voluminous and bouncy blowout. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding Hair Compared to Kate Middleton's Wedding Hair," 19 May 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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