ef·​fer·​ves·​cent ˌe-fər-ˈve-sᵊnt How to pronounce effervescent (audio)
: having the property of forming bubbles : marked by or producing effervescence
an effervescent beverage
effervescent salts
an effervescent tablet
: 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
effervescently adverb
Ultimately, it was quite remarkable what this routine, nonstop sports vacation had done for this effervescently fit sportsman. Curry Kirkpatrick

Examples of effervescent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His latest project, Blue Electric Light, is an effervescent expression of joy and radiation of good vibes – the message that lies at the cornerstone of Kravitz’ entire catalog. Rivea Ruff, Essence, 25 Mar. 2024 But Gosling is supremely effervescent as a doll who sings, dances and learns about the pitfalls of toxic masculinity and the patriarchy. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 4 Jan. 2024 On the official opening day Thursday, longtime customers flocked here to check out the place — and greet the effervescent Flo and the returning staffers. Linda Zavoral, The Mercury News, 4 Mar. 2024 The effervescent hue is broken up only by a black hood and chrome trim, as well as the lower carbon-fiber sections which have been painted silver after having been left exposed on the first two cars in the series. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 29 Feb. 2024 Returning to the exterior, and the bespoke white paint is given depth with an infusion of aluminum and glass particles, Rolls says, creating an effervescent shimmer. Alistair Charlton, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 The space, designed by Lauren Waters, has a calming whimsy that transcends its effervescent nighttime crowds. Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times, 22 Feb. 2024 Susan Fang transported audiences to a sugary-sweet universe, where optimism reigned amidst effervescent bubbles in the backdrop. Sarah Mower, Vogue, 20 Feb. 2024 And yet, at nearly every turn, Dexter draws Emma back into his orbit with disarming vulnerability and effervescent charm—a feat few could pull off as well as Woodall, who embodies the essence of a ‘90s Hugh Grant protagonist. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 8 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
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 21 Apr. 2024.

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