springy

adjective
\ 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

Choose the Right Synonym for springy

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

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In front of it, the ground was springy, carpeted with a dense layer of pine needles and studded with tufts of grass. Nicola Twilley, The New Yorker, "A Trailblazing Plan to Fight California Wildfires," 19 Aug. 2019 Because these noodles, which get their English name because of their translucence, are super-light and springy, and gluten-free. Joe Yonan, The Denver Post, "This quick Korean stir-fry serves up a bounty of fresh-cut vegetables," 13 Aug. 2019 Because these noodles, which get their English name because of their translucence, are super-light and springy, and gluten-free. Joe Yonan, Washington Post, "This quick Korean stir-fry serves up a bounty of fresh-cut vegetables," 11 Aug. 2019 There’s no one way to wear natural hair, but there is one thing all natural-haired people require—products that leave their curls looking springy and feeling extremely moisturized. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "12 Ride-or-Die Products People With Natural Hair Swear By," 19 Aug. 2019 After the first day of the academy on Tuesday, the springy 6-foot-7 wing picked up offers from Washington State and TCU. Richard Obert, azcentral, "Maxwell Lewis has made hoop detours on way to AZ Compass Prep," 25 July 2019 This traditional 8-inch boot from Thorogood is comfortable enough for a day on your feet in the warehouse, and is made with a fiberglass shank, cushioned footbed, and springy outsole. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "The 10 Best Work Boots for Any Type of Job," 2 Aug. 2019 The 6-foot-10 Motley appeared in 22 games with the Clippers last season while playing on a two-way contract that allowed the springy former Baylor big man to swing back and forth between the Clippers and their G League affiliate, in Ontario. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, "Clippers bring back Johnathan Motley and add two others to training camp roster," 26 July 2019 Pour in the wine, cover with a lid, and bring to a boil over medium heat; then reduce the heat and simmer until the fish is just springy to a light, quick touch, 3 to 5 minutes. Wolfgang Puck, Twin Cities, "Summer sauce: This fish dish highlights the season’s tomato harvest," 24 July 2019

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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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springy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of springy

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

springy

adjective
\ 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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