Definition of jounce in English:



  • Jolt or bounce.

    [no object] ‘the car jounced wildly’
    [with object] ‘the pilot jounced the ship through turbulence’
    • ‘The oars in my hands jounced up and down, shaking the boat and sending a shiver up my spine.’
    • ‘Mystie followed, jouncing her bed twice before she got up and ran after Laurie.’
    • ‘His running jounced her around, making her ribs sore.’
    • ‘It's inflatable and reactive, so you're bouncing and jouncing around like you're really out on the open water.’
    • ‘We took off from Harrisburg with great speed and soon were jouncing along on the jointed rail.’
    • ‘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 operator can then use his own judgment in deciding whether the vehicle needs to be jounced.’
    • ‘This bridge swings and jounces at a disastrous height above the torrent below.’
    • ‘As she walked - quickly, slowly, steadily, unevenly - the bag on her back kept jouncing around and squeaking.’
    • ‘With each step her blond head jounced slightly.’
    • ‘Once the vehicles have been jounced or rebounded, manual adjustments of the height of the vehicle take place.’
    • ‘The wagon was jouncing over a dirt road, more a slight wearing-away or the sparse brown grass than anything else.’
    • ‘The truck jounced frequently, banging his head against the doorframe and it was hard to get comfortable.’
    • ‘The mirror slid, bumping and jouncing against the marble balustrades all the way down.’
    • ‘Suddenly, the bed jounced violently, sending agonizing stabs of pain through his side.’
    • ‘The springs creak, mattress jouncing as he resettles his weight.’
    • ‘As we jounced by roadsides abloom with red hibiscus, through half-lidded eyes I soaked up exotic scenery.’
    • ‘She had tried running down several hallways, but running only made it worse by jouncing her bladder up and down.’
    • ‘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.’
    bounce, move up and down, float, spring, toss, skip, hop, dance, jump, jounce
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Late Middle English: probably symbolic; compare with bounce.