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Meaning of BOUNCING

Pronunciation:  'bawnsing

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts)
  2. [adj]  marked by lively action; "a bouncing gait"; "bouncy tunes"; "the peppy and interesting talk"; "a spirited dance"
  3. [adj]  vigorously healthy; "a bouncing baby"
  4. [adj]  moving jerkily up and down; "a bouncing ball"; "a jolting ride"; "the jouncing guns of the battery"

BOUNCING is a 8 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bounce, bouncy, healthy, jolting, jouncing, lively, moving, peppy, spirited, zippy
 See Also: backlash, rebound, recoil, repercussion



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Boun"cing\, a.
1. Stout; plump and healthy; lusty; buxom.

         Many tall and bouncing young ladies.  --Thackeray.

2. Excessive; big. ``A bouncing reckoning.'' --B. & Fl.

{Bouncing Bet} (Bot.), the common soapwort ({Saponaria
   officinalis}). --Harper's Mag.

Thesaurus Terms
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