Definition of springy in English:

springy

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Pronunciation: /ˈsprɪŋi
 
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adjective (springier, springiest)

1Springing back quickly when squeezed or stretched; elastic: the springy turf
More 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.
Synonyms
1.1(Of movements) light and confident: he left the room with a springy step
More 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.
Synonyms
buoyant, bouncy, lively, light, light-hearted, carefree, jaunty, sprightly, confident

Derivatives

springily

adverb

springiness

noun
More 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.

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