effervescent

adjective
ef·​fer·​ves·​cent | \ ˌe-fər-ˈve-sᵊnt How to pronounce effervescent (audio) \

Definition of effervescent

1 : having the property of forming bubbles : marked by or producing effervescence an effervescent beverage effervescent salts an effervescent tablet
2 : marked by or expressing an appealingly lively quality an effervescent person/personality a song with an effervescent melody She was a marvel with the press: fresh, direct, effervescent.— Bruce Anderson Conditions being as they were at Brinkley Court … I hadn't expected the evening meal to be particularly effervescent. Nor was it. Silent. Sombre. The whole thing more than a bit like Christmas dinner on Devil's Island.— P. G. Wodehouse

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effervescently adverb
Ultimately, it was quite remarkable what this routine, nonstop sports vacation had done for this effervescently fit sportsman. — Curry Kirkpatrick

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First Known Use of effervescent

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of effervescent was in 1833

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“Effervescent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/effervescent. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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