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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Tender eggplant is swathed in spicy miso, draped in springy pea tendrils, and sprinkled with bits of walnut for crunch and contrast. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "At Kamakura, dinner is part 10-course tone poem, part sake crash course," 18 June 2019 There are no trees and no brush, and the caribou mow down the springy tundra characteristic of the Aleutian Islands. Author: Paxson Woelber, Anchorage Daily News, "Trekking into the storm-battered, golden beauty of Adak Island," 17 June 2019 Satiny skirt outfits came cinched with scrunchy belts that gave a springy feel. Washington Post, "Sunnei to Palm Angels, streetwear in fashion focus in Milan," 16 June 2019 The consensus among college basketball watchers is that Thybulle, a springy senior wingman, might have been the best defensive player in the country last season. ExpressNews.com, "Who could the Spurs take in the NBA Draft?," 15 June 2019 To go from being a stationary polyp to a floating medusa is almost akin to humans evolving the ability to swim through the air and capture birds with springy, netlike appendages. Quanta Magazine, "Jellyfish Genome Hints That Complexity Isn’t Genetically Complex," 8 Jan. 2019 Reformation, for one, had the super-popular Sicilia Dress, which featured a lot of the same, beloved features of the Alexandra: the mini length, the ruffle details, the simple silhouette, and the springy pattern. Tara Gonzalez, Glamour, "We Found the Best Spring Dress Trend—And It's Under $150," 9 Apr. 2019 Even the choice to drape her jacket over her shoulders like a cape—a classic street style styling trick—added a touch of springy sophistication to the look. Vogue, "Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Upgrades a Model Off-Duty Styling Trick," 2 May 2019 But years ago, May Day was celebrated with nearly the same springy hoopla on the first of the month, year after year. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "Do You Remember May Basket Day?," 30 Apr. 2019

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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 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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