Definition of jounce in English:

jounce

verb

  • Jolt or bounce.

    no object ‘the car jounced wildly’
    with object ‘the pilot jounced the ship through turbulence’
    • ‘Suddenly, the bed jounced violently, sending agonizing stabs of pain through his side.’
    • ‘The wagon was jouncing over a dirt road, more a slight wearing-away or the sparse brown grass than anything else.’
    • ‘The oars in my hands jounced up and down, shaking the boat and sending a shiver up my spine.’
    • ‘Cyril stooped and picked up a handful of small pebbles and jounced them in his hand to shake away the loose dust, then the resumed their leisurely walk along the track.’
    • ‘As she walked - quickly, slowly, steadily, unevenly - the bag on her back kept jouncing around and squeaking.’
    • ‘This bridge swings and jounces at a disastrous height above the torrent below.’
    • ‘The operator can then use his own judgment in deciding whether the vehicle needs to be jounced.’
    • ‘Once the vehicles have been jounced or rebounded, manual adjustments of the height of the vehicle take place.’
    • ‘She had tried running down several hallways, but running only made it worse by jouncing her bladder up and down.’
    • ‘Her basket jounced at her side as she climbed, its woven rim digging into her ribs, but she couldn't think of a better way to position it and trekked onward with a sigh, resigned.’
    • ‘The boat jounced once off the river bottom, rocking its passengers.’
    • ‘The mirror slid, bumping and jouncing against the marble balustrades all the way down.’
    • ‘His running jounced her around, making her ribs sore.’
    • ‘We took off from Harrisburg with great speed and soon were jouncing along on the jointed rail.’
    • ‘It's inflatable and reactive, so you're bouncing and jouncing around like you're really out on the open water.’
    • ‘The truck jounced frequently, banging his head against the doorframe and it was hard to get comfortable.’
    • ‘Mystie followed, jouncing her bed twice before she got up and ran after Laurie.’
    • ‘The springs creak, mattress jouncing as he resettles his weight.’
    • ‘With each step her blond head jounced slightly.’
    • ‘As we jounced by roadsides abloom with red hibiscus, through half-lidded eyes I soaked up exotic scenery.’
    bounce, move up and down, float, spring, toss, skip, hop, dance, jump
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Origin

Late Middle English: probably symbolic; compare with bounce.

Pronunciation

jounce

/dʒaʊns/