bouncier; bounciest
: marked by or producing bounces
bouncily 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 Now, more than 40 years later, her curls are as bouncy as ever. Alexandra Schonfeld, Peoplemag, 21 Apr. 2024 Fans seemed to prefer the lighter, bouncier feel of the second album. Lisa Gutierrez, Kansas City Star, 19 Apr. 2024 The brand's signature Cell Service complex of growth factors and peptides essentially boosts skin's collagen and elastin product, while promoting firmer, bouncier skin. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 1 Mar. 2024 When dried, our hair felt a lot softer and looked bouncier and more refreshed. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 15 Feb. 2024 Our tester’s curls were more defined and bouncier after the first wash. Sophie Dodd, Peoplemag, 14 Jan. 2024 Our tester noticed that her locks were bouncier than usual after the first wash, and after several weeks her hair felt shinier and softer. Sophie Dodd, Peoplemag, 14 Jan. 2024 Two molecular weights of hyaluronic acid lead the formula to replenish the skin's moisture levels and reveal a bouncier complexion. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 12 Jan. 2024 Coincidentally, the goofiest, bounciest member of Pooh’s posse, Tigger, just entered the public domain along with the original Mickey and Minnie this year. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, 2 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bouncy was in 1855

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“Bouncy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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