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tending characteristically to bounce or bounce well:
An old tennis ball is not as bouncy as a new one.
a thick carpet that is bouncy underfoot.
animated; lively:
a bouncy personality.
Contemporary Examples

Miley Cyrus, Walter White, Oprah: Your Pop Culture Halloween Costume Guide Kevin Fallon October 20, 2013
Kate Middleton’s Classic Style Rebecca Dana November 15, 2010
10 Juicy Bits from Christine O’Donnell’s ‘Troublemaker’ David Sessions August 11, 2011
Why We Should Hate ‘Haters Gonna Hate’ Tim Teeman August 24, 2014
The Yes List – The Sounds of Glee The Daily Beast November 4, 2009

Historical Examples

Inside John Barth William W. Stuart
Sea and Sardinia D. H. Lawrence
The Tunnel Under The World Frederik Pohl
They Twinkled Like Jewels Philip Jos Farmer
Step IV Rosel George Brown

adjective bouncier, bounciest
lively, exuberant, or self-confident
having the capability or quality of bouncing: a bouncy ball
responsive to bouncing; springy: a bouncy bed


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