- 1) ADJ-GRADED Someone or something that is bouncy is very lively.
She was bouncy and full of energy.
...good, bouncy pop songs.2) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n A bouncy thing can bounce very well or makes other things bounce well.
...a children's paradise filled with bouncy toys.
...a bouncy chair.
English dictionary. 2008.
Look at other dictionaries:
bouncy — ouncy adj. 1. readily regaining its original shape or position after stretching, compression, or other deformation; as, clean bouncy hair. Syn: live, lively, resilient, springy, whippy. [WordNet 1.5] 2. showing a joyous enthusiasm. Opposite of… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
bouncy — 1895, from BOUNCE (Cf. bounce) + Y (Cf. y) (2) … Etymology dictionary
bouncy — ► ADJECTIVE (bouncier, bounciest) 1) able to bounce or making something bounce well. 2) confident and lively. DERIVATIVES bouncily adverb bounciness noun … English terms dictionary
bouncy — UK [ˈbaʊnsɪ] / US adjective Word forms bouncy : adjective bouncy comparative bouncier superlative bounciest 1) a bouncy ball bounces well when it hits a surface 2) a bouncy surface moves up and down when you walk, jump etc on it a bouncy bed 3)… … English dictionary
bouncy — bounc|y [ˈbaunsi] adj 1.) a bouncy ball etc quickly moves away from a surface after it has hit it 2.) a bouncy surface is made of a substance that makes people move up and down when they are on it ▪ The new bed is nice and bouncy. 3.) someone who … Dictionary of contemporary English
bouncy — adjective 1 a bouncy ball etc quickly moves away from a surface after it has hit it 2 a bouncy surface is made of a substance that makes people move up and down when they are on it: The bed is nice and bouncy. 3 someone who is bouncy is always… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
bouncy — bounc|y [ baunsi ] adjective 1. ) a bouncy ball BOUNCES well when it hits a surface 2. ) a bouncy surface moves up and down when you walk, jump, etc. on it: a bouncy bed 3. ) happy, lively, and enthusiastic: a bouncy tune/personality … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
bouncy — bouncily, adv. /bown see/, adj., bouncier, bounciest. 1. tending characteristically to bounce or bounce well: An old tennis ball is not as bouncy as a new one. 2. resilient: a thick carpet that is bouncy underfoot. 3. animated; lively: a bouncy… … Universalium
bouncy — [ˈbaʊnsi] adj 1) a bouncy ball BOUNCES well when it hits a surface 2) a bouncy surface moves up and down when you walk or jump on it 3) a bouncy person is happy, lively, and enthusiastic … Dictionary for writing and speaking English
bouncy — adjective a) Easily bounced You cant play tennis without a bouncy ball. b) Lively, exuberant, energetic Shes a very bouncy character … Wiktionary