: the quality of lively or enthusiastic expression of thoughts or feelings : exuberance

Examples of ebullience in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By pumping up the Fall-Winter season with some quintessential New Yorker’s ebullience, Hilfiger — a mainstay of the American fashion complex — made a case for optimism. Nick Remsen, CNN, 13 Feb. 2024 Describing the warm, fuzzy optimism of an Idles record requires only the most pretentious adjectives — ebullience, exultation, jubilation — words that Idles frontman Joe Talbot would likely laugh at heartily before offering a pint to anyone who said them. Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 15 Feb. 2024 That ever-elastic disco nugget soundtracks multiple buddy montages of varying mood and motion: Its ebullience matches the effervescent early stages of their friendship, only to gradually become an ironic counterpoint in a story of loss and subconscious yearning. Guy Lodge, Variety, 31 Dec. 2023 Live performance is therefore a precious experience: the collective gasp, the pin-drop silence, the ebullience of shared laughter and applause. Carolina A. Miranda, Los Angeles Times, 26 Dec. 2023 But this game’s ebullience shines in numerous sequences, and one of the simplest takeaways of this otherwise confounding text is that Lake and his team clearly had a lot of fun. Gene Park, Washington Post, 5 Dec. 2023 Noname spends the day smiling and chatting in the crowd and backstage, surrounded by friends and fans, emitting the nervy ebullience of a party host who hopes her attendees are happy. Julianne Escobedo Shepherd, Pitchfork, 18 Sep. 2023 But Graff’s favorite space, the family room, is — at least in contrast to the rest of the house — relatively subdued, a reprieve from all the ebullience. Max Berlinger, New York Times, 18 Aug. 2023 His recordings – most of them made for Columbia Records, which signed him in 1950 – were characterized by ebullience, immense warmth, vocal clarity and emotional openness. Chris Morris, Variety, 21 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1749, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ebullience was in 1749

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“Ebullience.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ebullience. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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