Definition of springy in English:



  • 1Springing back quickly when squeezed or stretched; elastic.

    ‘the springy turf’
    • ‘I quickly found myself next to her on the springy mattress.’
    • ‘It was a dry day and the turf was springy and good to ride on.’
    • ‘Weak autumn sunshine filtered through the lush green foliage, dappling the springy moss with alternating patches of light and shadow.’
    • ‘One of the notable things is the floor, made from a special synthetic material that looks firm, but is springy and sound absorbing.’
    • ‘I turned off my Walkman and hoisted myself off the springy bed.’
    • ‘Pour the finished batter into the cake tin and bake for approximately 1 hour or until the cake becomes firm and springy to the touch, when lightly pressed in the middle.’
    • ‘Beneath her lightweight silken sandals, the grass felt light and springy.’
    • ‘Its light caramel flavor complemented the robust molasses, and its sandy texture gave the cake a springy touch.’
    • ‘She flopped down onto the springy grass, and leaned her head back against the rough bark of the tree.’
    • ‘This is perfect walking country: hillsides carpeted with yellow gorse, crunchy patches of bracken scattered here and there, springy soil underfoot.’
    • ‘Deer cropped the springy turf beside us, so close we could hear every snuffle and chomp.’
    • ‘The grounds in Australia are far bigger than here and the short springy turf makes for a very different, faster game.’
    • ‘He doesn't quite look his 37 years, with his just-short-of-the-shoulders springy hair and glowing brown skin.’
    • ‘Tall and broad, large spectacles framing his eyes beneath a springy mop of blond professorial hair, Denève is not one to blend into the background.’
    • ‘In the USA, rubber from old tyres has been turned into a springy surfacing for basketball courts.’
    • ‘Fresh fish should have firm, springy flesh, a clear color, a moist look, and a clean smell.’
    • ‘The linoleum dance floors are padded underneath with cork, giving them a springy bounce that will improve dancing stamina.’
    • ‘The ground was coated in rotting pine needles and was springy to the touch.’
    • ‘Volunteers helped to spread the chippings so they formed a more springy surface for the horses to walk on.’
    • ‘Soft, springy materials like rubber and skin don't tear easily because they stretch before breaking apart.’
    elastic, stretchy, whippy, stretchable, tensile
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    1. 1.1 (of movements) light and confident.
      ‘he left the room with a springy step’
      • ‘He appeared to weigh somewhere between one-ten and one-thirty, with muscular limbs and a light, springy step.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘She quickly slowed Hope down from her fast-paced gallop to an excited springy walk.’
      • ‘A virtuoso soubrette dancer noted for her light, springy jumps, strong feet, and sunny disposition, she was a favourite of Ashton's.’
      • ‘The footsteps are light and springy, but slightly heavy, as if the owner carries a burden.’
      buoyant, bouncy, lively, light, light-hearted, carefree, jaunty, sprightly, confident
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