Definition of effervescent in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɛfəˈvɛsənt/


1(Of a liquid) giving off bubbles; fizzy: an effervescent mixture of cheap wine, fruit flavours, sugar, and carbon dioxide
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  • He raised his glass, looked at the clear, effervescent liquid with the light glinting invitingly through it, swirled it a little, inhaled approvingly, and took a cautious sip, but he didn't swallow immediately.
  • It's effervescent and sparkly, but like champagne it can become indigestible after prolonged exposure.
  • It is a kind of effervescent drink that you make by adding water to the crystals and it is supposed to ‘pick you up’ and get you ready to go when you have had too much to drink the night before.
2Vivacious and enthusiastic: effervescent young people
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  • Yet, along with the soaring voices and jaunty hand-clapping of La La La Song, Low seem in effervescent, ebullient mood.
  • The effervescent and downright bubbly host has evolved from just another flirtatious cable TV personality into a globe-trotting media mogul.
  • He is bubbly, effervescent, and clearly chock full of manic energy.


Late 17th century: from Latin effervescent- 'boiling up', from the verb effervescere (see effervesce).

Words that rhyme with effervescent

acquiescent, adolescent, albescent, Besant, coalescent, confessant, convalescent, crescent, depressant, erubescent, evanescent, excrescent, flavescent, fluorescent, immunosuppressant, incandescent, incessant, iridescent, juvenescent, lactescent, liquescent, luminescent, nigrescent, obsolescent, opalescent, pearlescent, phosphorescent, pubescent, putrescent, quiescent, suppressant, turgescent, virescent, viridescent

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