- IPA: /ˈspɹɪŋi/
springy (comparative springier, superlative springiest)
- That returns rapidly to its original form (as a spring does) after being bent, compressed, stretched, etc.
- The soft peat was springy under her feet.
- 1749, [John Cleland], “(Please specify the letter or volume)”, in Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure [Fanny Hill], London: Printed [by Thomas Parker] for G. Fenton [i.e., Fenton and Ralph Griffiths] […], OCLC 731622352 ↗:
- We had now reach'd the closest point of union; but when he backened to come on the fiercer, as if I had been actuated by a fear of losing him, in the height of my fury I twisted my legs round his naked loins, the flesh of which, so firm, so springy to the touch, quiver'd again under the pressure
- Lively; bouncy.
- Characteristic of the spring season.
- (that returns to its original form) bouncy, elastic, resilient
- (lively) bouncy, jaunty, energetic, vigorous
- (characteristic of spring) springlike, mild
- French: élastique
- German: elastisch
- Italian: elastico
- Portuguese: elástico
- Russian: упру́гий
- Spanish: elástico