Definition of bubbly in English:



  • 1Containing bubbles.

    ‘bake until the top is crisp and bubbly’
    • ‘I'm just asking if you want a refreshing bubbly beverage.’
    • ‘Howard poured a generous measure of Radox into the bath, and watched it slowly turn the water green and bubbly.’
    • ‘Now I was in the mood for a chilled, fizzy, bubbly, brown and wet drink.’
    • ‘I did go shopping yesterday, so we have yogurts, fresh fruit, bubbly water, etc.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Or go with my favorite semisparkler: prosecco - dry and refreshing but not quite as bubbly as spumante.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A connoisseur would shun the very notion of ‘spoiling’ this fragrant and bubbly brew by adding milk or sugar to it.’
    • ‘Apparently, some water actually does come right out of the ground all bubbly.’
    • ‘After they wove through the crowd, he continued to be a gentleman and handed her a champagne flute filled with a sparkling, bubbly liquid.’
    • ‘Perhaps they preferred bubbly drinks to soap bubbles.’
    • ‘The result is a bubbly appearance of the carbon/polymer films in the c-TEM micrographs.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Bake until top is browned and cheese bubbly, 20 to 30 minutes.’
    • ‘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've just spent an hour in the bath wallowing in bubbly stuff, salts, scrubs, my expensive shampoo and conditioner, and it was wonderful.’
    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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She was a bright, bubbly individual, full of character.’
    • ‘Colette's natural bubbly personality and fighting spirit has been a help in her long battle with the deadly disease.’
    • ‘The bright and bubbly child looked alert and happy, surrounded by members of her foster family.’
    • ‘A York mother has told how her normally bright and bubbly daughter had been left subdued, distressed and anxious following an attempted abduction.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘When I first met her she was bubbly and vibrant and full of life.’
    • ‘I remember her coming in with her two children, but she did not seem her normal bubbly self.’
    • ‘‘It's absolutely paramount,’ she says, before giving another little insight into the discipline beneath the bubbly exterior.’
    • ‘She was a very beautiful, vibrant, sociable, bubbly person.’
    • ‘She was bubbly, kind and loving and lived life to the full.’
    • ‘Once she knew who I was she became the same cheerful and bubbly person she had been when we worked together in ‘Belle's.’’
    • ‘He was a bright and bubbly character and an excellent brother to his two younger sisters.’
    • ‘When she awoke this morning, she was bubbly and cheerful.’
    • ‘She was bubbly, energetic, and had her way of doing things.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The door burst open and the cheerful Mrs. Casing with her kind eyes and bubbly personality walked in holding a package in her hands.’
    • ‘At school, of course, I was the same bright and bubbly person I always was.’
    vivacious, animated, ebullient, lively, full of life, spirited, high-spirited, scintillating, vibrant, zestful, energetic, dynamic
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mass nouninformal
  • Champagne.

    ‘I'll get us a little bottle of 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.’
    • ‘This uncomplicated Italian fizz is a bright, youthful, almost grapey bubbly with refreshing citrus fruit acidity and plenty of fruit.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Another Pinot Noir/ Chardonnay bubbly is the superb Graham Beck Brut MCC.’
    • ‘This stunning, deep, ripe, fruity, toasty waxy vintage bubbly is a rare Easter treat.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A glass of Krug bubbly will set you back about $30.00, which can be accompanied by the head chef's delectable bar menu.’
    • ‘A hundred bottles of bubbly will be given out at midnight.’
    • ‘I shall be on the ground waiting with a bottle of bubbly for her.’
    • ‘We say go for the big French bubbly when the sun sets’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Only the Bombay bubbly, which is a match for most £5-7 Aussie sparklers, distinguishes itself.’
    • ‘Turns out, sushi and bubbly were made for each other.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘You can sample a pint or two at Two Poets Pub or sip bubbly at the Champagne Bar.’
    • ‘So opt instead for this soft, ripe, musky, apricot-stashed classic Italian bubbly.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘To celebrate, a bottle of bubbly will be provided to the couple following the ceremony.’
    • ‘What a highly original way to introduce a campaign - a special vintage bubbly - Traffic Awareness Champagne!’
    champagne, sparkling wine
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