springy
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈspɹɪŋi/
Adjective

springy (comparative springier, superlative springiest)

  1. 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
  2. Lively; bouncy.
  3. Characteristic of the spring season.
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