Definition of bouncing in English:

bouncing

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adjective

  • 1(of a ball) rebounding up and down.

    ‘an awkwardly bouncing ball’
    • ‘Ever been invited to follow the bouncing ball across a line of lyrics on a movie screen?’
    • ‘I cringe at the idea of singing ‘Edelweiss’ by following a bouncing ball.’
    • ‘Or visualize yourself as a bouncing ball, a rock skipping across a lake, or a perpetual-motion machine.’
    • ‘With the goal of working off some of her anxiety, she took the ball and dribbled it, finding herself soothed from the rhythm of the bouncing ball.’
    • ‘I'm a smart guy who has been using technology all my life, so I can follow along pretty well even without the aid of a bouncing ball.’
    • ‘By now you know all the terminology, but you don't know if a bouncing ball is a fumble until you watch it on replay from five different angles.’
    • ‘Follow the bouncing ball to see exactly how outrageous this deal is.’
    • ‘The guy hit the ball and I quickly moved passed Lucas, grabbing the bouncing ball and dribbling it down court.’
    • ‘At first I thought it was more of those bouncing balls, but these ones only bounced about a foot then stayed there.’
    • ‘But I always line up behind a bouncing ball, so if it comes straight back to me, I can take off.’
    • ‘It showed people sitting in the theater, singing along to the bouncing ball.’
    • ‘That tendency combined with the fast courts and a bouncing ball made for some frenetic points.’
    • ‘However, this move did little to change their luck and they went a further goal down when Dave Jones neatly flicked the ball over Mendoza, beating the defence to the bouncing ball.’
    • ‘The striker connected well enough with the bouncing ball, driving it towards the far post, but the goalkeeper's left-handed parry was commendable.’
    • ‘These words were projected onto the screen with a bouncing ball to encourage audience participation.’
    • ‘The bouncing ball landed inches too far from Dunne and he was forced to pull on it off balance, directing it high and wide.’
    • ‘Even with difficult bouncing balls he was able to hit the target with almost every shot and that has to be encouraging.’
    • ‘The book itself is bright yellow and blue, and it has a lime green convertible and a bouncing beach ball on the cover.’
    • ‘There was a bouncing foul ball that landed right in the first row.’
    • ‘At once he was absorbed with the bouncing orange ball.’
    1. 1.1(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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    2. 1.2Lively 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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Pronunciation

bouncing

/ˈbounsiNG/ /ˈbaʊnsɪŋ/