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bub·​bly ˈbə-b(ə-)lē How to pronounce bubbly (audio)
bubblier; bubbliest
: full of bubbles : effervescent sense 1
a bubbly bottle of pop
: cheerful and high-spirited : lively, vivacious
a bubbly personality
: resembling a bubble
a bubbly roof
bubbliness noun
a champagne's bubbliness
Kitty's bubbliness cut with a dose of acidic sarcasm continues to be comedy gold … Kevin Fallon


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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
Nothing sounds better than having a fresh pizza straight out of the oven, with its bubbly cheese and thin, charred crust. Scott Gilbertson gear Team, WIRED, 29 Nov. 2022 As the piece tries to unpack why the bubbly actor with a southern drawl’s social media videos filmed and posted during the pandemic garnered him millions of new followers and fans, Jordan opened up about the origins of one such video. Abbey White, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 Oct. 2022
Nisha is Indian-American, painfully shy and self-admittedly socially awkward, which doesn’t stop her from making friends, notably with her bubbly competition for a supreme court seat, Brooke. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 5 Apr. 2024 Inside the album’s minute-long songs, Whack introduced a fun-loving and audacious persona capable of tongue-twisting lyricism, bubbly displays of melody, and bite-size storytelling, all with the theatricality and presence of a character actor. The New Yorker, 8 Mar. 2024 The technology industry felt like an island of bubbly optimism about its future and ours. Shira Ovide, Washington Post, 8 Mar. 2024 Fleur de Miraval rosé Champagne awaits those ready to celebrate with a bubbly beverage. Kathy A. McDonald, Variety, 6 Mar. 2024 My world was a fog, and this bubbly girl from the friendly South had become a shell of herself. Byjenny Abamu, Fortune, 29 Feb. 2024 Photos show a bright, bubbly girl modeling evening dresses, high-end workout gear and dance leotards. Michael H. Keller, New York Times, 23 Feb. 2024 Hotel Washington’s Love, Stay and Play package, available through Feb. 19, includes a special welcome featuring dessert and a bottle of bubbly, two craft cocktails at its rooftop bar, VUE, and a $50 dining credit toward a romantic dinner at Fireclay. Kaeli Conforti, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 On the way back, stop to sip some bubbly atop a glacier before returning to a decadent 10-course dinner at the Michelin two-starred 7132 Silver with a bottle of Cristal Vinothèque 1999. Devorah Lev-Tov, Robb Report, 13 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use


1568, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bubbly was in 1568

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Cite this Entry

“Bubbly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bubbly. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


bubblier; bubbliest
: full of bubbles
: showing lively good spirits

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