bub·​bly | \ ˈbə-b(ə-)lē How to pronounce bubbly (audio) \
bubblier; bubbliest

Definition of bubbly

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1 : full of bubbles : effervescent a bubbly bottle of pop
2 : full of or showing good spirits : lively, effusive
3 : resembling a bubble a bubbly dome



Definition of bubbly (Entry 2 of 2)

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Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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Examples of bubbly in a Sentence

Adjective She is pretty, bubbly, and smart. offered their bubbly congratulations to the expectant parents
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The upbeat and bubbly pop song, coupled with its memorable refrain, has an almost magical power to make people feel like dancing. Kaya Yurieff, CNN, "How TikTok became a hitmaker for the music industry," 21 Feb. 2020 The clip shows off the twins' sweet and bubbly personalities, and Lopez commended Emme for her joyful demeanor, her artistic qualities and her amazing singing voice. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "5 Things to Know About Jennifer Lopez's Daughter Emme," 2 Feb. 2020 For one of the bubbliest characters on TV (or Netflix), a devout lover of mornings, and a mother of two young children, one of the best parts of her days is taking a deep breath. Kelsey Hurwitz, Woman's Day, "Ellie Kemper Loves Mornings, and We Need to Channel Her A.M. Energy," 30 Jan. 2020 Known for his constant smiling and generally bubbly personality, Logano has been known to pull pranks in the past, specifically on reporters. Michelle R. Martinelli, For The Win, "Joey Logano helps prank reporter on live TV with giant fake spider," 9 Mar. 2018 If thoughtful brooding—not bubbly conversation—is more your style, start the season with the kind of Koolaid dye job that quite literally changed Angela Chase’s life. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Cher Horowitz vs. Angela Chase: Who's Your Back-to-School Beauty Guru?," 18 Aug. 2017 Read moreRead less1/7| Younger Just try and find a lighter, more delightfully bubbly series. Laura Bradley, HWD, "7 Perfect TV Binges to Keep You Busy All Summer Long," 29 June 2017 Keeper of all things color, Pantone, is officially forecasting a bright and bubbly spring, despite all of that nasty news about the unemployment rate and Mother Nature's recent proclivity for insane storms. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "Pantone Predicts Brights Will Continue to Reign for Spring 2012!," 8 Sep. 2011 For a bubblier glass of sparking wine, allow your bottle to warm up for a little while after taking it out of the refrigerator or off the ice. Joanna Klein, New York Times, "A Universe of Bubbles in Every Champagne Bottle," 30 Dec. 2016 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Two delicious rosés lead the way, along with a Bordeaux, a California cabernet and a South African bubbly. Washington Post, "This kosher-for-Passover rosé hits all the right notes and is only $12," 27 Mar. 2020 The Dash mini toaster oven revives leftover Buffalo wings, busts out bubbly Bagel Bites, and inspires joy. Annalee Soskin, Bon Appétit, "I Never Knew I Needed an Office Toaster Oven Until This One Came Into My Life," 11 Mar. 2020 View this post on Instagram bought myself some peanuts, crackerjacks, a hamburger, and sipped bubbly while dancing with my girls to a few of our fav country music artists. Lia Beck, refinery29.com, "Victoria Paul’s Bachelor Superlative Should Be “Most Likely To Go To Stagecoach”," 6 Jan. 2020 Muni, Caltrain and AC Transit will offer free rides on New Year’s Eve, a perk for revelers who pop too much bubbly. Rachel Swan, SFChronicle.com, "Muni, Caltrain and AC Transit offer free rides on New Year’s Eve," 30 Dec. 2019 Many of these spots also offer free bubbly upon arrival and again at 12 o’clock. Josie Sexton, The Know, "Denver restaurants worth splurging for this New Year’s Eve," 19 Dec. 2019 This bubbly concoction has been all over our Instagram feeds over the last few weeks as everyone shows off their sourdough starter. Habiba Katsha, refinery29.com, "Alternative Sourdough Recipes If You Can’t Handle Any More Bread," 12 May 2020 Either way, there's no faulting the warm, bubbly chemistry between leads Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein, two stars on the rise whose overachieving high-school seniors decide to break their good-girl images the night before graduation. Isaac Feldberg, Fortune, "What to watch on Hulu while social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic," 3 Apr. 2020 Pips and whistles, and the first whispery yelps—and there will be some bubbly clucks too. The Editors, Field & Stream, "The Outdoorsman’s Guide to Social Distancing," 18 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of bubbly


1568, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1916, in the meaning defined above

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“Bubbly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bubbly. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of bubbly

: full of bubbles
: very happy, cheerful, and lively

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