springy

adjective
\ˈspriŋ-ē \
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 \ adverb
springiness \ˈspriŋ-​ē-​nəs \ 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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Bake cakes until golden brown and springy, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Rebekah Denn, The Seattle Times, "Long live the Victoria Sponge Cake — or, at least through summer’s super-fresh fruit season," 1 Aug. 2018 Microsoft's touchpad feels the same, as well as the keyboard, which is comfortably springy. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Hands on with the Microsoft Surface Laptop 2: Still a great laptop, now without Windows 10 S," 3 Oct. 2018 Fitting Oculus Quest to your face is very similar to putting on a Rift headset, right down to the adjustable, springy velcro straps on the sides and the top strap for stability. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Hands-on: Oculus Quest is an intriguing new middle ground for VR," 27 Sep. 2018 And Beyoncé and Zendaya have sported springy, supersize looks. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "The Best Curls of All Time, from Marilyn Monroe to Rihanna," 20 July 2018 With those tips and this wash-day recipe, your curls will be as springy and soft as a perfectly baked soufflé. Devon Abelman, Allure, "11 Curl-Washing Tips From Real Women With Kinky-Curly Hair," 12 July 2018 Restaurant Nippon’s soba noodles are nutty, bouncy, springy, slightly rough and very good. New York Times, "The Restaurant That Became Japan’s Unofficial Ambassador," 3 July 2018 The men’s and women’s footwear has earned a loyal following because of the designs’ springy and spongy feel, an asset to those who stand all day at work, according to the corporate website. Rene Wisely, Detroit Free Press, "Kybun Joya Shoes, sports collectibles, sushi, whiskey fill downtowns," 9 July 2018 Certainly the eye is ready as never before to accept Fluevogs’ generous foot beds, thick and springy soles, decadent heels and often whimsically rounded toes (though there are also dainty and rapier-like toes). Linda Dyett, New York Times, "John Fluevog Is Cool Again. Maybe He Always Was.," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of springy

1633, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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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 \
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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