buoyance

noun
buoy·​ance | \ ˈbȯi-ən(t)s How to pronounce buoyance (audio) , ˈbü-yən(t)s How to pronounce buoyance (audio) \

Definition of buoyance

Examples of buoyance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But there’s an abundance of buoyance in the music, too. BostonGlobe.com, "The first song recorded in the bossa nova style is usually credited as “Chega de Saudade.” Composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim with lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes, the title translates roughly from the Portuguese as “No More Longing.”," 17 Oct. 2019 Cartoon characters’ rubberiness [sic], their jazziness, their cheerful buoyance and idleness, all chimed with popular images of African Americans, already embodied in minstrel shows. John Canemaker, WSJ, "Book Review: Building a Better Mouse," 18 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of buoyance

1723, in the meaning defined above

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“Buoyance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buoyance. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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