effervescent

adjective
ef·fer·ves·cent | \ˌe-fər-ˈve-sᵊnt \

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

First Known Use of effervescent

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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