adjective (springier, springiest)
- 1Springing back quickly when squeezed or stretched; elastic: the springy turfMore example sentences
- 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 stepMore example sentences
- 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.
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- 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.