\ 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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There's nothing like the smooth, bouncy feeling of your hair after a professional blowout. Melanie Yates, Woman's Day, "Give Yourself a Perfect, Salon-Worthy Blowout," 23 Feb. 2015 For a bouncier, more luxurious feel, such as in a bedroom, use a thicker one. Kevin Brasler, Washington Post, "The cost-conscious consumer’s guide to buying carpet," 9 July 2019 Long-term exposure to the sun without SPF protection can lead to the breakdown of collagen and elastin—proteins in the skin that are responsible for the youthful, full, and bouncy appearance of healthy, young skin. Susan Brickell,, "What Does SPF Stand For? We Asked Dermatologists," 21 June 2019 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

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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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