ef·​fer·​ves·​cence ˌe-fər-ˈve-sᵊn(t)s How to pronounce effervescence (audio)
: 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
: an appealingly lively quality
the effervescence of youth
an actress admired for her energy and effervescence

Examples of effervescence in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Self-doubt is still ever-present in Diary, but so is his effervescence, as the songs come together and a happy dance bursts out of him. Mackenzie Schmidt, Peoplemag, 24 Oct. 2023 There is a unique effervescence to Chance Eau Fraîche, akin to a mischievous giggle during a silent moment at a dinner party. ELLE, 6 Sep. 2023 The Fiore Firzzante is a stunner of bitter effervescence full of flavorful noise and wonderment, straddling the line somewhere between a bubbly aperitif and a sparkling mulled wine. Allison Robicelli, Washington Post, 13 July 2023 Collective delusion The Eras Tour was not my first experience of collective effervescence. Aarushi Bhandari, The Conversation, 4 Aug. 2023 Amidst this cultural effervescence, a group of students and professors from Federal University of Pernambuco’s informatics department, including Meira, started to translate the fundamentals of Manguebeat into the creation of a new tech scene, and so Cesar was born. Angelica Mari, WIRED, 30 June 2023 Italian Spritz for bitterness, Fever Tree Ginger Beer for a touch of sweet spice, soda for effervescence, and a pink grapefruit slice and passionfruit pearl for eye-catching garnishes. Katie Chang, Forbes, 31 Dec. 2022 Frizzante: Italian word for lighter effervescence in sparkling wine. Marc Bona, cleveland, 19 Dec. 2022 The flat bubbles between the effervescence of champagne soirées are where the living is really done Richard didn’t arrive like this, as if overnighted from Amazon. Raven Smith, Vogue, 15 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1651, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of effervescence was in 1651

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“Effervescence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/effervescence. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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