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 Certainly his arrival on the art scene—and the NFT art phenomenon overall—is churning up the kind of feverish ebullience, and brewing backlash, that’s largely been absent from the art scene amid the pandemic. Kelly Crow, WSJ, "Beeple NFT Fetches Record-Breaking $69 million in Christie’s Sale," 11 Mar. 2021 In playing Samia, with her kind eyes and measured ebullience, Erradi tolerates greater anguish in the presence of an unwanted newborn. Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Subtle Moroccan drama ‘Adam’ turns on bond between women," 4 Mar. 2021 No building channels the ebullience of Hollywood quite like the Beverly Hills Hotel. Los Angeles Times, "Pioneer of the L.A. look: Paul R. Williams wasn’t just ‘architect to the stars,’ he shaped the city," 14 Jan. 2021 In the 2020s, his ebullience can generate ecstatic highs. Washington Post, "Zorro at 100: Why the original swashbuckler is still the quintessential American action hero," 1 Jan. 2021 Waves of ebullience, love, humor and sorrow crash on top of each other, as anyone who’s ever been overserved can attest to. Mark Olsen Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Indie Focus: A family finds itself in ‘Minari’," 11 Dec. 2020 But there’s just so rosy a picture that can be painted, no matter how much ebullience is wedged in; the cute factor here can be a bit much. Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, "Review: ‘All My Life,’ an old-fashioned love (and death) story," 3 Dec. 2020 With an ebullience that matched Shopify’s soaring stock price, Finkelstein seemed to embody both the company’s wide-reaching ambitions and its Canadian wholesomeness. New York Times, "Can Shopify Compete with Amazon Without Becoming Amazon?," 17 Nov. 2020 That ebullience is a welcome sight for China hawks in Washington, who have come in recent years to regard Beijing’s purchase of the port of Piraeus as a strategic threat. Joel Gehrke, Washington Examiner, "US revises defense deal to blunt China's influence in Greece," 29 Sep. 2020

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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 20 Apr. 2021.

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