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bounc·y

 (boun′sē)
adj. bounc·i·er, bounc·i·est
1. Tending to bounce.
2. Springy; elastic: clean, bouncy hair.
3. Lively; energetic: bouncy tunes.

bounc′i·ly adv.

bouncy

(ˈbaʊnsɪ)
adj, bouncier or bounciest
1. lively, exuberant, or self-confident
2. having the capability or quality of bouncing: a bouncy ball.
3. responsive to bouncing; springy: a bouncy bed.
ˈbouncily adv
ˈbounciness n

bounc•y

(ˈbaʊn si)

adj. bounc•i•er, bounc•i•est.
1. tending characteristically to bounce or bounce well.
2. resilient: a carpet that is bouncy underfoot.
3. animated; lively.
[1920–25]
bounc′i•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bouncy - elastic; rebounds readily; "clean bouncy hair"; "a lively tennis ball"; "as resilient as seasoned hickory"; "springy turf"
elastic - capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy; "an elastic band"; "a youthful and elastic walk"
2.bouncy - marked by lively actionbouncy - 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"

bouncy

adjective
1. lively, active, enthusiastic, energetic, bubbly, exuberant, irrepressible, ebullient, perky, chirpy (informal), sprightly, vivacious, effervescent, chipper (informal), full of beans (informal), zestful, full of pep (informal), bright-eyed and bushy-tailed She was bouncy and full of energy.
lively dull, listless, unenthusiastic
2. springy, flexible, elastic, resilient, rubbery, spongy a bouncy chair
springy flat, inelastic

bouncy

adjective
Very brisk, alert, and full of high spirits:
Informal: peppy.
Idioms: bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, full of life.
Translations

bouncy

[ˈbaʊnsɪ]
A. ADJ (bouncier (compar) (bounciest (superl)))
1. [ball] → con mucho rebote; [hair] → con mucho cuerpo; [mattress] → elástico
2. (fig) [person] → enérgico, dinámico
B. CPD bouncy castle Ncastillo m inflable

bouncy

[ˈbaʊnsi] adj
(= lively) [person] → dynamique; [song] → entraînant(e)
[ball, toy, chair] → élastiquebouncy castle® nchâteau m gonflable

bouncy

adj (+er)
ballgut springend; mattress, stepfedernd; springs, hairelastisch; rideholpernd
(fig inf: = exuberant) → vergnügt und munter, quietschvergnügt (inf)

bouncy

[ˈbaʊnsɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (ball) → che rimbalza bene; (hair) → vaporoso/a; (mattress) → (ben) molleggiato/a; (person) → dinamico/a, esuberante
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