ebul·​lience | \ i-ˈbu̇l-yən(t)s How to pronounce ebullience (audio) , -ˈbəl- How to pronounce ebullience (audio) \

Definition of ebullience

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

Examples of ebullience in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For all the ebullience, however, many investors jumped off the ride, or at least decided not to join in. Washington Post, "Business Highlights," 2 Jan. 2020 For a person in the hot seat, Cowley also exudes a curious ebullience. Adrian Cho, Science | AAAS, "After decades of decline, the U.S. national fusion lab seeks a rebirth," 6 Feb. 2020 Now there’s another kind of magic, an ebullience of dance energy and vocal power that looks and sounds as if the band has never aged. Washington Post, "Earth, Wind & Fire is forever in the groove," 5 Dec. 2019 Kenworthy’s ebullience draws the other three ladies into the impromptu vacation. Daily Pilot, "On Theater: An “Enchanted” comedy in Newport," 24 Sep. 2019 None of that, however, could suppress the joyousness of the scores at hand, nor the ebullience of the performance, conducted by Emmanuel Villaume. Howard Reich, chicagotribune.com, "Grant Park Orchestra review: Radiant music amid another storm," 18 July 2019 More Stories The gaps between the original’s ebullience and the comparatively prosaic remake are most obvious in the new film’s early musical scenes. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, "The Uncanny Fun of the Live-Action Lion King," 11 July 2019 Here’s a look at how ebullience and trepidation can occur simultaneously: ___ HOW IS THE FED PUSHING THE STOCK MARKET HIGHER? Washington Post, "Q&A: How can stocks cheer while bonds can’t find a friend?," 20 June 2019 Brightman, who earned a Tony nomination in the role, had two shows the day before and has another later on this night, but his infectious energy and ebullience betrays no tiredness. Washington Post, "Broadway readies for biggest audience of the year at Tonys," 9 June 2019

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First Known Use of ebullience

1749, in the meaning defined above

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“Ebullience.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ebullience. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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