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

Definition of bubbly

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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 Through tonight: Clear skies will rule, as any of the bubbly clouds of the day dissipate with sunset. Washington Post, 18 May 2021 The culprit is unrealistic expectations and reversion to the mean for the bubbly sectors that got them there. Spencer Jakab, WSJ, 11 May 2021 From the looks of him, his first performance could have involved twirling around the stage while singing along to a bubbly track. Ariana Brockington, refinery29.com, 17 Mar. 2021 Until the recent jump, Rakuten stock had essentially been flat for years: a notable, and not a positive, distinction in the bubbly market of recent years. Jacky Wong, WSJ, 17 Mar. 2021 Through tonight: The bubbly clouds of the day dissipate with sunset. Washington Post, 20 Jan. 2021 While a bubbly character who was the subject of affection of a lowly repairman Overton (actor John Henton), Synclaire learned throughout the show to take matters in her own hands through the guidance of her friends. Omar Sanchez, EW.com, 9 Sep. 2020 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, 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, 2 Feb. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Along with almost every major celebration comes a call to pop open the bubbly. Rachel King, Fortune, 5 Dec. 2020 This agreeable champers is on the delicate side, with peach, apple and apricot flavors and a soft bubbly texture. Washington Post, 4 Dec. 2020 Two delicious rosés lead the way, along with a Bordeaux, a California cabernet and a South African bubbly. Washington Post, 27 Mar. 2020 The Dash mini toaster oven revives leftover Buffalo wings, busts out bubbly Bagel Bites, and inspires joy. Annalee Soskin, Bon Appétit, 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, 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, 30 Dec. 2019 Many of these spots also offer free bubbly upon arrival and again at 12 o’clock. Josie Sexton, The Know, 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, 12 May 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 3 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of bubbly

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

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