ef·​fer·​ves·​cence | \ ˌe-fər-ˈve-sᵊn(t)s How to pronounce effervescence (audio) \

Definition of effervescence

1 : the property of forming bubbles : the action or process of effervescing They produced a still wine …, then put it through a second fermentation to raise the alcohol level and create the effervescence.— Jim Gordon
2 : an appealingly lively quality the effervescence of youth an actress admired for her energy and effervescence

First Known Use of effervescence

1651, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Effervescence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/effervescence. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of effervescence

: an exciting or lively quality
: bubbles that form and rise in a liquid

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