\ 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 springy (audio) \ adverb
springiness \ ˈspriŋ-​ē-​nəs How to pronounce springy (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 Its blend of natural hair is springy and stiff enough for a beginner. New York Times, 3 June 2021 Talalay latex is springy while Dunlop latex tends to be firmer. Jennifer Walker-journey, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 Apr. 2021 Naked mole rat blood vessels stay springy throughout life. Max G. Levy, Wired, 24 May 2021 Wanna wear an autumnal burgundy or springy pastel right smack in the middle of July? Marci Robin, Allure, 15 May 2021 Nutty fried patties are made with mashed potatoes, roasted peanuts, tapioca pearls and herbs and spices, and served alongside a delightfully springy cucumber yogurt chutney. Nicole Hvidsten, Star Tribune, 7 May 2021 It’s a refreshing, springy blend of tequila, French crème de cassis (black currant liqueur), lime and ginger beer. Amanda Schuster, Forbes, 5 May 2021 These springy, crispy potatoes are still all the rage on TikTok. BostonGlobe.com, 2 May 2021 For a cheaper takeout meal, try a duo of $12 duck bao: buttery confit duck inside springy buns and just the right amount of hoisin. BostonGlobe.com, 27 Apr. 2021

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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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7 Jun 2021

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“Springy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/springy. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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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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