Definition of bubbly in English:

bubbly

adjective

  • 1Containing bubbles.

    ‘bake until the top is crisp and bubbly’
    • ‘I re-grouted the bathtub by myself, without even chipping my perfect manicure, before enjoying a long, scented soak using loads of gels, oils, bath salts and other bubbly items.’
    • ‘So I whirled this in the mixing bowl and placed in a greased baking dish and slid that bad boy in a 350 degree oven until it was bubbly and slightly browned on the top.’
    • ‘Even if you'd rather be soaking in a bubbly bath, we have awesome ideas for presents that will have your personality stamped on them beside the bow.’
    • ‘Actually my recollection of the whole night is a bit fuzzy as we had shared a magnum of the fizzy bubbly stuff before even leaving Tamsin's flat.’
    • ‘Or go with my favorite semisparkler: prosecco - dry and refreshing but not quite as bubbly as spumante.’
    • ‘I did go shopping yesterday, so we have yogurts, fresh fruit, bubbly water, etc.’
    • ‘I'm just asking if you want a refreshing bubbly beverage.’
    • ‘A connoisseur would shun the very notion of ‘spoiling’ this fragrant and bubbly brew by adding milk or sugar to it.’
    • ‘Bake until top is browned and cheese bubbly, 20 to 30 minutes.’
    • ‘Perhaps they preferred bubbly drinks to soap bubbles.’
    • ‘Howard poured a generous measure of Radox into the bath, and watched it slowly turn the water green and bubbly.’
    • ‘When you see small bubbles beginning to form, start adding the same amount of flour and water once a day for the next two days, until the culture becomes very bubbly, possibly even foamy.’
    • ‘The result is a bubbly appearance of the carbon/polymer films in the c-TEM micrographs.’
    • ‘After they wove through the crowd, he continued to be a gentleman and handed her a champagne flute filled with a sparkling, bubbly liquid.’
    • ‘Now I was in the mood for a chilled, fizzy, bubbly, brown and wet drink.’
    • ‘So I've just spent an hour in the bath wallowing in bubbly stuff, salts, scrubs, my expensive shampoo and conditioner, and it was wonderful.’
    • ‘Apparently, some water actually does come right out of the ground all bubbly.’
    sparkling, fizzy, carbonated, aerated, effervescent, gassy, frothy, foamy, bubbling
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  • 2(of a person) full of cheerful high spirits.

    ‘a bright and bubbly personality’
    • ‘A young, bubbly crowd, happy to hang around (the service is a bit slow) and mingle to the music coming out of a state of the art bar.’
    • ‘When I got to the window, it suddenly became clear that the staff seemed much older and more downtrodden than the bubbly voice I heard.’
    • ‘Mrs Fort described her friend as ‘just a lovely, bubbly lady’, with a personality well suited to dealing with the difficulties presented by police work.’
    • ‘She was bubbly, kind and loving and lived life to the full.’
    • ‘She was a bright, bubbly individual, full of character.’
    • ‘I remember her coming in with her two children, but she did not seem her normal bubbly self.’
    • ‘She was bubbly, energetic, and had her way of doing things.’
    • ‘The bright and bubbly child looked alert and happy, surrounded by members of her foster family.’
    • ‘She was a very beautiful, vibrant, sociable, bubbly person.’
    • ‘I never had the opportunity of knowing Martin because I am new to this Parish, but all who did know him regarded him as a friendly, outgoing, happy person with a bubbly personality.’
    • ‘When I first met her she was bubbly and vibrant and full of life.’
    • ‘Colette's natural bubbly personality and fighting spirit has been a help in her long battle with the deadly disease.’
    • ‘When she awoke this morning, she was bubbly and cheerful.’
    • ‘At school, of course, I was the same bright and bubbly person I always was.’
    • ‘‘It's absolutely paramount,’ she says, before giving another little insight into the discipline beneath the bubbly exterior.’
    • ‘Once she knew who I was she became the same cheerful and bubbly person she had been when we worked together in ‘Belle's.’’
    • ‘A York mother has told how her normally bright and bubbly daughter had been left subdued, distressed and anxious following an attempted abduction.’
    • ‘He was a bright and bubbly character and an excellent brother to his two younger sisters.’
    • ‘The bubbly Italian can speak six languages including Spanish, French, Russian, Greek, and English, and now wants to learn to try her hand at learning Irish.’
    • ‘The door burst open and the cheerful Mrs. Casing with her kind eyes and bubbly personality walked in holding a package in her hands.’
    vivacious, animated, ebullient, lively, full of life, spirited, high-spirited, scintillating, vibrant, zestful, energetic, dynamic
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noun

mass nouninformal
  • Champagne.

    ‘I'll get us a little bottle of bubbly’
    • ‘I shall be on the ground waiting with a bottle of bubbly for her.’
    • ‘All you have to do is recognize it and take a few steps to ensure that you are providing every opportunity for your customers to enjoy a glass of California bubbly.’
    • ‘So opt instead for this soft, ripe, musky, apricot-stashed classic Italian bubbly.’
    • ‘Prosecco, the light, appley crowd-pleasing bubbly of the Veneto region, is a step up from Spanish cava and an attractive value compared to champagne.’
    • ‘A glass of Krug bubbly will set you back about $30.00, which can be accompanied by the head chef's delectable bar menu.’
    • ‘This uncomplicated Italian fizz is a bright, youthful, almost grapey bubbly with refreshing citrus fruit acidity and plenty of fruit.’
    • ‘As part of the push for cash, the runners are urging sponsors to guess how long their epic journey will take, with a bottle of bubbly for the nearest guess.’
    • ‘The galleries linking the chambers, often piled high with bottles of maturing bubbly, are named after places where Madame Pommery sold large quantities of champagne.’
    • ‘Besides, says Oldman, a bottle of bubbly can make any meal seem like a celebration - and you don't have to worry about the vintage.’
    • ‘To celebrate, a bottle of bubbly will be provided to the couple following the ceremony.’
    • ‘Another Pinot Noir/ Chardonnay bubbly is the superb Graham Beck Brut MCC.’
    • ‘What a highly original way to introduce a campaign - a special vintage bubbly - Traffic Awareness Champagne!’
    • ‘Only the Bombay bubbly, which is a match for most £5-7 Aussie sparklers, distinguishes itself.’
    • ‘Renowned as one of the city's most luxurious hotels, enjoy a glass or two of bubbly in its candlelit champagne bar, then stroll hand in hand through the world's most romantic city.’
    • ‘We say go for the big French bubbly when the sun sets’
    • ‘Turns out, sushi and bubbly were made for each other.’
    • ‘This stunning, deep, ripe, fruity, toasty waxy vintage bubbly is a rare Easter treat.’
    • ‘A hundred bottles of bubbly will be given out at midnight.’
    • ‘You can sample a pint or two at Two Poets Pub or sip bubbly at the Champagne Bar.’
    • ‘However, those blinded by love may feel that Pink Pink Fizz's ripe, lively, appley, inoffensive cava bubbly is not highbrow enough for their tastes, in which case champagne's the thing.’
    champagne, sparkling wine
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Pronunciation

bubbly

/ˈbʌbli/