buoyant

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adjective buoy·ant \ˈbȯi-ənt, ˈbü-yənt\

Definition of buoyant

  1. :  having buoyancy Warm air is more buoyant than cool air.: such asa :  capable of floating Cork is naturally buoyant.b :  cheerful, gay in a buoyant moodc :  capable of maintaining a satisfactorily high level a buoyant economy

buoyantly

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Examples of buoyant in a Sentence

  1. Warm air is more buoyant than cool air.

  2. The actors were buoyant as they prepared for the evening's performance.

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Origin and Etymology of buoyant

see 1buoy


BUOYANT Defined for English Language Learners

buoyant

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adjective

Definition of buoyant for English Language Learners

  • : able to float

  • : able to cause things to float

  • : happy and confident


BUOYANT Defined for Kids

buoyant

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adjective buoy·ant \ˈbȯi-ənt, ˈbü-yənt\

Definition of buoyant for Students

  1. 1 :  able to rise and float in the air or on the top of a liquid buoyant cork

  2. 2 :  able to keep a body afloat

  3. 3 :  lighthearted, cheerful a buoyant mood



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