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

Other Words from springy

springily \ ˈspriŋ-​ə-​lē How to pronounce springy (audio) \ adverb
springiness \ ˈspriŋ-​ē-​nəs How to pronounce springy (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
Recent Examples on the Web These popular Adidas running shoes are known for their supportive, sock-like fit and impressive energy return, which is thanks to their flexible and springy outsoles. Emily Belfiore, Travel + Leisure, 18 Apr. 2022 The mock neck has the most color offerings, including classics like black and white and springy hues like a soft rose pink and a vibrant orange. Eva Thomas, PEOPLE.com, 1 Apr. 2022 Their additions were in keeping with the theme of fresh, bright and springy, amplifying, not minimizing, the greens’ role. New York Times, 6 May 2022 Meanwhile, the Tree Flyers were lighter and more springy than the Tree Dashers 2. PEOPLE.com, 8 July 2022 Fortunately, the exterior crunch, aided by lemongrass-ginger paste and lime, heightened a journey to tenderness; the morsels of meat were both soft and sublimely springy. Jiayang Fan, The New Yorker, 10 June 2022 One was dotted with balls of ground fish, also properly springy, in a clear stock with a faint echo of seafood. Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times, 4 June 2022 Sauté only a minute or two on each side, until the skin is crisped and the flesh is just springy rather than squashy. Janelle Davis, CNN, 25 May 2022 The pale pink color of this $55 straight-leg style is super springy, and this drawstring pair of cargo pants looks oh-so-comfy and flattering. Claire Harmeyer, PEOPLE.com, 15 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of springy

1633, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Springy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/springy. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for springy

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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