buoyant

adjective
buoy·​ant | \ ˈbȯi-ənt How to pronounce buoyant (audio) , ˈbü-yənt \

Definition of buoyant

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

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Other Words from buoyant

buoyantly adverb

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Examples of buoyant in a Sentence

Warm air is more buoyant than cool air. The actors were buoyant as they prepared for the evening's performance.
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First Known Use of buoyant

1578, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for buoyant

see buoy entry 1

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The first known use of buoyant was in 1578

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28 Jul 2021

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“Buoyant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buoyant. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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buoyant

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of buoyant

: able to float
: able to cause things to float
: happy and confident

buoyant

adjective
buoy·​ant | \ ˈbȯi-ənt How to pronounce buoyant (audio) , ˈbü-yənt \

Kids Definition of buoyant

1 : able to rise and float in the air or on the top of a liquid buoyant cork
2 : able to keep a body afloat
3 : lighthearted, cheerful a buoyant mood

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