\ ˈspriŋ-ē How to pronounce springy (audio) \
springier; springiest

Definition of springy

1 : having an elastic quality : resilient green springy wood
2 : having or showing a lively and energetic movement walks with a springy step

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Other Words from springy

springily \ ˈspriŋ-​ə-​lē How to pronounce springily (audio) \ adverb
springiness \ ˈspriŋ-​ē-​nəs How to pronounce springiness (audio) \ noun

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elastic, resilient, springy, flexible, supple mean able to endure strain without being permanently injured. elastic implies the property of resisting deformation by stretching. an elastic waistband resilient implies the ability to recover shape quickly when the deforming force or pressure is removed. a resilient innersole springy stresses both the ease with which something yields to pressure and the quickness of its return to original shape. the cake is done when the top is springy flexible applies to something which may or may not be resilient or elastic but which can be bent or folded without breaking. flexible plastic tubing supple applies to something that can be readily bent, twisted, or folded without any sign of injury. supple leather

Examples of springy in a Sentence

He walks with a springy step. pillows made with springy foam that bounces right back
Recent Examples on the Web Noodles play their part, too, light and springy rice noodles called pancit, stir-fried with cabbage and pork and served with lumpia and a kebab for $10.50. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "3 San Antonio food trucks worth leaving the house to get your takeout of carnitas, barbecue and Filipino classics," 9 Apr. 2020 This salad of sorts has pretty minimal ingredients but feels really springy and has my favorite sauce right now. Christian Reynoso, SFChronicle.com, "Bounty: Asparagus & Jammy Eggs With Pounded Pistachio-Kumquat Sauce," 1 Apr. 2020 The footwear all top athletes wear today comes loaded with springy, stabilizing features such as rigid plates and resilient foams, but some materials can work better than others. Marc Bain, Quartz, "Nike’s new Olympic shoes prove technology is the future of design," 5 Feb. 2020 Frizzy-haired and springy-stepped, in head-to-toe designer leather — or, when at home, brightly contrasting tennis gear — Goldstein is the poster octogenarian of a certain kind of man, one whom some find admirable and others repellent. Gary Baum, The Hollywood Reporter, "The Peculiar Life of the Man in the 'Big Lebowski' House: An NBA Superfan’s Wild L.A. Mansion," 12 Mar. 2020 And unlike that ex that won't let go, Amazon is filled with potential for fun springy flings. Amanda Randone, refinery29.com, "Amazon’s New Clothing Drop Is So Good… But You Only Have 30 Hours To Shop It," 5 Mar. 2020 Come for the snacks, and stay a while and enjoy the springy decor no matter the weather outside, as well as the calming presence of Sutter, Comer’s service dog. oregonlive, "Sweet excursions: A dozen delicious bakeries in the Portland suburbs," 13 Feb. 2020 Much of what distinguishes Hanon, a new udon restaurant steps from the L and G trains in central Williamsburg, has to do with the noodles themselves, which are made thinner than usual, with sharper edges and a consistently springy, al-dente finish. Jessica Henderson, The New Yorker, "Udon Takes On New Texture at Hanon," 12 July 2019 The high-tech footwear has been the subject of a monthslong review amid concern its springy, carbon-plate design gives competitors an unfair advantage. NBC News, "Despite criticisms of 'technological doping,' Nike Vaporfly shoes avoid global ban," 31 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of springy

1633, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of springy was in 1633

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21 May 2020

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

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English Language Learners Definition of springy

: returning to an original shape when pressed down, twisted, stretched, etc.
: having or showing lively and energetic movement


\ ˈspriŋ-ē How to pronounce springy (audio) \
springier; springiest

Kids Definition of springy

1 : able to return to an original shape when twisted or stretched a springy branch
2 : having or showing a lively and energetic movement He walks with a springy step.

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