Definition of ebullient in English:
- His mood was ebullient, and he had every reason to be satisfied.
- Technically, the economy was in recovery after 1975, but the mood was anything but ebullient.
- Christina was in quite an ebullient mood during our session today.
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'.
bulletin from mid 17th century:
The word bulletin derives from Italian bulletta meaning ‘official warrant or certificate’—something like a passport today. The root is the Italian and medieval Latin word bulla ‘seal, sealed document’, the source of bill meaning ‘written statement of charges’ and of bull meaning ‘papal edict’. The original Latin meaning of bulla was ‘bubble’, and this is the basis of bowl (Old English) in the sense ‘ball’ and ultimately ‘basin’ and of budge (late 16th century) which comes via French bouger ‘to stir’, from Latin bullire ‘boil, bubble’, bullet (early 16th century) originally a small ball, bullion (Middle English) from the idea of bubbling metal, and ebullient (late 16th century) ‘bubbling’.
- 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 Citys 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.
Words that rhyme with ebullientdefoliant • suppliant
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