Definition of bouncing in English:



  • 1(of a baby) vigorous and healthy.

    ‘Lisa gave birth to a bouncing baby boy’
    • ‘I'm hoping that this will work out for the best and that I'll have a healthy bouncing baby in about 8 months time.’
    • ‘Jimmy's niece Lisa gave birth at midnight to a bouncing baby boy.’
    • ‘Their bouncing baby boy was something of a surprise as he was not due for another six days.’
    • ‘Congratulations on the birth of their first child, a bouncing baby boy.’
    • ‘Both mother and child are doing very well, and the bouncing baby boy weighed in at seven pounds and 10 and a half ounces.’
    • ‘It was there that she brought into the world a bouncing baby boy.’
    • ‘I traversed out to cloudy California for a few days to visit some friends, including their newest addition, a bouncing baby boy.’
    • ‘But in the end, my wife, whom I'm extremely proud of, gave birth to a bouncing baby boy.’
    • ‘Myra fell pregnant again and presented William with a bouncing baby boy this time.’
    • ‘Nursing staff said the bouncing baby was delivered into the arms of her mum as most people were still ringing in the New Year.’
    • ‘Usually the arrival of a bouncing baby is greeted with joy.’
    • ‘Nine months later, they will be then rewarded with a beautiful bouncing baby.’
    • ‘I'm pleased to say that Rowan truly seems to be a bouncing baby, and seems none the worse for his ordeal.’
    • ‘By an amazing coincidence two of his daughters gave birth to bouncing babies on the same day.’
    • ‘Come the end of January there will be a brand new bouncing baby gurgling away.’
    • ‘Mark is going to be the father of a beautiful bouncing baby.’
    • ‘Congratulations and best wishes from all her patients to our district nurse Denise who gave birth recently to a bouncing baby girl.’
    • ‘Within a year of starting the trial, he was the proud father of a bouncing baby girl.’
    • ‘She was well cared for, and had a beautiful bouncing baby girl, whom she named Sylvia.’
    • ‘Now he is a lively, healthy bouncing 20-month old with no signs to show he was so desperately ill.’
    vigorous, thriving, flourishing, blooming
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  • 2Lively and confident.

    ‘by the next day she was her usual bouncing, energetic self’
    • ‘Flittering melodies, sunny, bouncing guitar lines and brushed percussion give the record a spirited, yet blithe air to it.’
    • ‘The sight of the surprisingly lively Sparhawk hopping around on stage for all the bouncing guitar parts makes the live version even better.’
    • ‘The parking attendant ushered us into a spot right outside and we were met at the door by the bouncing effervescent staff.’
    • ‘He'll also able to hold up his head confidently, so you can enjoy bouncing, jiggling action rhymes together.’
    cheerful, lively, vivacious, animated, bubbly, effervescent, bouncy, bouncing, spirited, high-spirited, in high spirits, cheery, merry, buoyant, ebullient, exuberant, jaunty, frisky, sprightly, spry, bright, sunny, jolly, full of the joys of spring, sparkly, pert
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