bus·​tling | \ ˈbəs-liŋ How to pronounce bustling (audio) , ˈbə-sə-\

Definition of bustling

: full of lively activity : busily astir a bustling market bustling streets Commercial ships and recreational boats were serviced by a bustling marine industry.AAG Abstracts

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Other Words from bustling

bustlingly adverb
a bustlingly busy area

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Nowhere was the contrast more apparent than Dongtai Lu Antique Market, where the bustling streets of the Old City overflowed with curios, Mao memorabilia and delicious street food. Dallas News, "Shanghai surprise: New overtakes old as a photographer revisits China's second largest city," 19 June 2019 Situated unassumingly in a residential nook on West 139th Street and Edgecombe Avenue, The Edge is several blocks away from the bustling, crowded streets of Harlem’s ever popular and iconic 125th street. Essence, "These Sisterpreneurs In Harlem Know What It Takes To Run A Successful Restaurant," 7 June 2019 The place was bustling Thursday afternoon as peopled browsed through guitars, drums, keyboards and more. Annie Zak, Anchorage Daily News, "Open & Shut: A new Wild Scoops location, a gelato spot and a Popeye’s comeback," 20 June 2019 North Market Street, once a bustling business corridor, struggles with vacancies. Jeanne Kuang, Washington Post, "This historic church will be reborn as housing for seniors," 17 June 2019 As the story goes, Batuu was once a bustling trading port but with the advent of hyperspace, it was passed by in favor of more glamorous lands. Laura Hooper Beck, House Beautiful, "What It's Really Like at Galaxy's Edge, the New Star Wars Section of Disneyland," 5 June 2019 The business opened on June 3 at the bustling corner of Valencia and 18th Street in the Mission as a spinoff of Flour + Water, McNaughton’s 10-year-old Italian restaurant on Harrison Street. Justin Phillips, SFChronicle.com, "Flour + Water Pizzeria opens in San Francisco’s Mission District with $8 slices," 5 June 2019 The creative clash has led to a bustling season, with a whopping 10 musicals and 15 plays up for this year’s Broadway honors, which will be handed out Sunday, June 9 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS, with host James Corden. Jessica Derschowitz, EW.com, "Here are our predictions for who will win at the Tony Awards," 4 June 2019 New York City is one of the busiest helicopter locations in the country, catering to the bustling financial district, tourism industry, and wealthy patrons. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, "An 'Uber for Helicopters' Just Crashed Into the Hudson River," 15 May 2019

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First Known Use of bustling

1582, in the meaning defined above

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