Definition of ebullient in English:

ebullient

Syllabification: e·bul·lient
Pronunciation: /iˈbo͝olyənt, iˈbəlyənt
 
 
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adjective

  • 2 archaic or • literary (Of liquid or matter) boiling or agitated as if boiling: misted and ebullient seas

Derivatives

ebulliently

adverb
More example sentences
  • It has, in fact, been 12 years between Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society's last production of the work and the ebulliently comic but musically spotty new version playing through Saturday at the Bagley Wright Theatre.
  • Stories of New York City’s public schools crumbling while officials demand billion-dollar bond issues to rebuild them call to mind a day in June 1988, when Mayor Ed Koch, flanked by cameramen and reporters, ebulliently announced that subway service would be restored on the reopened Williamsburg Bridge.

Origin

late 16th century (in the sense 'boiling'): from Latin ebullient- 'boiling up', from the verb ebullire, from e- (variant of ex-) 'out' + bullire 'to boil'.

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