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 mood>c :  capable of maintaining a satisfactorily high level <a buoyant economy>

buoyantly

adverb

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.

Origin and Etymology of buoyant

see 1buoy


First Known Use: 1578


BUOYANT Defined for English Language Learners

buoyant

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

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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