\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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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 The patties that rested for 30 minutes after being salted on the outside had a tender interior but a dry and springy exterior, where the salt came into contact with the meat. Stacey Leasca, ajc, "The one mistake you should never make when grilling burgers," 4 July 2018 The freshman class will learn to grow together over several seasons, but Roach and sophomore point guard Matt Coleman will take the lead, while senior forward Dylan Osetkowski and springy sophomore Jericho Sims also provide help. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, "Roach’s return key for Longhorns," 12 July 2018 Pippa Middleton, whose first anniversary with husband James Matthews is tomorrow, arrived at the royal affair with a springy light green dress by The Fold and a fascinator, looking ready to celebrate the nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Rosemary Donahue, Allure, "The Best Fascinators Guests Wore to the Royal Wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry," 19 May 2018 Not just a springy, full-of-potential type like Jordan Bell or Damian Jones, but someone who does it all: shoots from the outside with confidence, clever passer, understands the cuts and screens, rebounds, protects the rim. Bruce Jenkins, SFChronicle.com, "As the Warriors go their way, the big men multiply," 23 June 2018

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First Known Use of springy

1633, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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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 \
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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