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Related to bouncing: bouncing back, bouncing off the walls

bounc·ing

 (boun′sĭng)
adj.
1. Vigorous; healthy: a bouncing baby.
2. Spirited; lively: a bouncing gait.

bounc′ing·ly adv.

bouncing

(ˈbaʊnsɪŋ)
adj
(when: postpositive, foll by with) vigorous and robust (esp in the phrase a bouncing baby)

bounc•ing

(ˈbaʊn sɪŋ)

adj.
1. stout, strong, or vigorous: a bouncing baby.
2. exaggerated; hearty; noisy.
[1570–80]
bounc′ing•ly, adv.

bouncing

- In bouncing baby, it means "vigorous."
See also related terms for vigor.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bouncing - rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts)bouncing - rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts)
backlash, rebound, recoil, repercussion - a movement back from an impact
Adj.1.bouncing - vigorously healthy; "a bouncing baby"
healthy - having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease; "a rosy healthy baby"; "staying fit and healthy"
2.bouncing - marked by lively actionbouncing - marked by lively action; "a bouncing gait"; "bouncy tunes"; "the peppy and interesting talk"; "a spirited dance"
lively - full of life and energy; "a lively discussion"; "lively and attractive parents"; "a lively party"

bouncing

adjective lively, healthy, thriving, blooming, robust, vigorous, energetic, perky, sprightly, alive and kicking, fighting fit, full of beans (informal), fit as a fiddle (informal), bright-eyed and bushy-tailed They are bouncing with good health in the summer.
Translations
قَويُّ البَدَن
živý
struttendesund
hraustlegur, myndarlegur

bouncing

[ˈbaʊnsɪŋ] ADJ bouncing babyniño/a m/f sanote

bouncing

[ˈbaʊnsɪŋ] adj [baby] → plein(e) de santé
to be bouncing with health → respirer la santé

bouncing

adj bouncing babystrammer Säugling

bouncing

[ˈbaunsɪŋ] adj bouncing babybambino/a pieno/a di salute

bounce

(bauns) verb
1. to (cause to) spring or jump back from a solid surface.
2. (of a cheque) to be sent back unpaid, because of lack of money in a bank account.
noun
1. (of a ball etc) an act of springing back. With one bounce the ball went over the net.
2. energy. She has a lot of bounce.
ˈbouncing adjective
strong and lively. a bouncing baby.
References in classic literature ?
Even on the hottest afternoons the cottonwoods made a rustling shade, and the air smelled of popcorn and melted butter, and Bouncing Bets wilting in the sun.
Presently up breaches from the bottom of the sea a bouncing great whale, with a milky-white head and hump, all crows' feet and wrinkles.
Before the stones had been raging through the leaves and bouncing from the boughs fifteen minutes, we began to notice a smell.
He brought me some chops, and vegetables, and took the covers off in such a bouncing manner that I was afraid I must have given him some offence.
As soon as I was mounted, holding on to Dogger's belt, the supervisor gave the word, and the party struck out at a bouncing trot on the road to Dr.
The worthy fellow bounced from the elephant's neck to his rump, and vaulted like a clown on a spring-board; yet he laughed in the midst of his bouncing, and from time to time took a piece of sugar out of his pocket, and inserted it in Kiouni's trunk, who received it without in the least slackening his regular trot.
A vortex has us by the beak and we dive down a two-thousand foot slant at an angle (the dip-dial and my bouncing body record it) of thirty-five.
As she walked along today, for all her bouncing handsome womanliness, you could sometimes see her twelfth year in her cheeks, or her ninth sparkling from her eyes; and even her fifth would flit over the curves of her mouth now and then.
There she stood, that slim, radiant girl, bouncing Ardent Youth out of its father's hard--earned with a smile that alone was nearly worth the money, when she observed, approaching, the handsomest man she had ever seen.
Accordingly they betake themselves to a neighbouring dining-house, of the class known among its frequenters by the denomination slap- bang, where the waitress, a bouncing young female of forty, is supposed to have made some impression on the susceptible Smallweed, of whom it may be remarked that he is a weird changeling to whom years are nothing.
Why, master, thou dost bestow buffets from thy strapping nephew as though they were love taps from some bouncing lass.
Ben, bouncing across the grass with Brownie at his heels, and seeing the kitten dragging the knitting by a lengthening line of wool, shouted and clapped his hands; Brownie barked, the kitten, desperate, jumped on the tea-table and upset the milk, then jumped down again and swept half the cherries with it; and Ben, snatching up the half-knitted sock-top, fitted it over the kitten's head as a new source of madness, while Letty arriving cried out to her mother against this cruelty--it was a history as full of sensation as "This is the house that Jack built.