Definition of springy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈspriNGē/

adjective (springier, springiest)

1Springing back quickly when squeezed or stretched; elastic: the springy turf
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  • The grounds in Australia are far bigger than here and the short springy turf makes for a very different, faster game.
  • It was a dry day and the turf was springy and good to ride on.
  • Deer cropped the springy turf beside us, so close we could hear every snuffle and chomp.
1.1(Of movements) light and confident: he left the room with a springy step
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  • He appeared to weigh somewhere between one-ten and one-thirty, with muscular limbs and a light, springy step.
  • A virtuoso soubrette dancer noted for her light, springy jumps, strong feet, and sunny disposition, she was a favourite of Ashton's.
  • I saw a company marching along the street, and noticed that they move with a quick, springy step, that enables them to cover ground quickly.



Pronunciation: /ˈspriNGəlē/


Pronunciation: /ˈspriNGēnəs/
Example sentences
  • The angler has the technology of a carbon-fibre rod whose springiness absorbs some of the shocks of the plunging fish.
  • Also, I enjoy the very act of painting: I enjoy the sensuality of applying paint and the springiness of a taut canvas.
  • Several minutes' kneading are required to ‘develop’ or draw out the strands of gluten; but excessive kneading must be avoided because it would overstretch and break the strands, so that the dough would lose its springiness.

Words that rhyme with springy

clingy, dinghy, stingy, stringy, swingy, thingy, zingy

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Syllabification: spring·y

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