Definition of Bouncing

1. Noun. Rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts).

Exact synonyms: Bounce
Generic synonyms: Backlash, Rebound, Recoil, Repercussion
Derivative terms: Bounce, Bounce, Bouncy

2. Adjective. Vigorously healthy. "A bouncing baby"
Similar to: Healthy

3. Adjective. Marked by lively action. "A spirited dance"
Exact synonyms: Bouncy, Peppy, Spirited, Zippy
Similar to: Lively
Derivative terms: Pep, Peppiness, Spiritedness

Definition of Bouncing

1. a. Stout; plump and healthy; lusty; buxom.

Definition of Bouncing

1. Adjective. healthy; vigorous. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of bounce) ¹

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Definition of Bouncing

1. bounce [v] - See also: bounce

Medical Definition of Bouncing

1. 1. Stout; plump and healthy; lusty; buxom. "Many tall and bouncing young ladies." (Thackeray) 2. Excessive; big. "A bouncing reckoning. " Bouncing Bet, the common soapwort (Saponaria officinalis). Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bouncing

bounced check
bounced off the walls
bounces off the walls
bouncing (current term)
bouncing Bess
bouncing Bet
bouncing Betties
bouncing Betty
bouncing betty
bouncing bomb
bouncing bombs
bouncing castle
bouncing castles
bouncing off the walls
bouncing putty
bouncy ball

Literary usage of Bouncing

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1. Days and Deeds: A Book of Verse for Children's Reading and Speaking by Elizabeth Shepard Butler Stevenson (1906)
"RAGGED ROBIN AND bouncing BET By the roadside, rain or shine, You'll find two jolly good friends of mine; Sturdier comrades never were yet— Ragged Robin and ..."

2. Violin Playing as I Teach it by Leopold Auer (1921)
"... WITH bouncing, SPRINGING Bow) I have always taught the spiccato with bouncing, springing bow by means of a very slight detache in the ..."

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