bubbly

adjective
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

bubbly

noun

Definition of bubbly (Entry 2 of 2)

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Synonyms & Antonyms for bubbly

Synonyms: Adjective

bouncy, buoyant, crank [chiefly dialect], effervescent, exuberant, frolic, frolicsome, gamesome, gay, high-spirited, vivacious

Antonyms: Adjective

low-spirited, sullen

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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

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 Read moreRead less1/7| Younger Just try and find a lighter, more delightfully bubbly series. Laura Bradley, VanityFair.com, "7 Perfect TV Binges to Keep You Busy All Summer Long," 29 June 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

There is one class of people who definitely should not be breaking out the bubbly this New Year's Eve: astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "The secret to champagne’s universal appeal is the physics of bubbles," 31 Dec. 2018 The bubblies made at Parallel 44 and sister winery Door 44, for example, routinely take top honors at competitions. Anne Schamberg, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "California expert raises a glass to Wisconsin wines," 21 June 2018 Take advantage of the complimentary bubbly at check-in, along with the shoe-shining and pant-pressing services. Paul Oswell, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips from Charleston," 27 Apr. 2018 Arrange slices on the sheet and bake 10 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "The Best Way to Reheat Pizza, Whether It's One Slice or a Whole Pie," 27 Feb. 2019 Place in oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, until cheese is bubbly. Nazima Qureshi, SELF, "Here's How a Registered Dietitian Shops and Meal Preps on a Budget," 22 Feb. 2019 Exports are strong and the housing market is bubbly. Nathaniel Taplin, WSJ, "Talk Is Cheap for China’s Economy—and Stocks," 19 Oct. 2018 Batch Winery, known for its bubblies, offers sweeping views of the valley and vines below, while the road just in front of Jurassic Ridge and Mud Brick vineyards is the perfect spot to capture Auckland’s skyline. Andrea Bartz, Marie Claire, "The Instagram Guide to Auckland, New Zealand," 11 Feb. 2019 Bake for 30 to 45 minutes or until brown and bubbly. Ellise Pierce, star-telegram, "It's time to start cooking with summer’s tasty top prize — Texas peaches," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of bubbly

Adjective

1568, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1916, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bubbly was in 1568

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bubbly

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of bubbly

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

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