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ebullience

[ih-buhl-yuh ns, ih-boo l-] /ɪˈbʌl yəns, ɪˈbʊl-/
noun
1.
high spirits; exhilaration; exuberance.
2.
a boiling over; overflow.
Also, ebulliency.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50; ebulli(ent) + -ence
Related forms
nonebullience, noun
nonebulliency, noun
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Examples from the web for ebullience
  • But they'll pick up on the poem's ebullience without a hitch, lured into conspiracy with two spirited and sneaky sisters.
  • His diary is filled with a young man's ebullience.
  • The hoopla and the Mayor's ebullience were both understandable.
  • This resilience was unexpected only in its ebullience.
  • The wit and drive of Tharp's dances also feed her life story, which she tells here with a cool ebullience.
  • Writing with witty ebullience, Gordon unleashes a tale that is nontraditional and open-ended.
  • Yet behind the ebullience there were signs that all is not ship-shape.
  • The Valley needs a bit of this sort of ebullience.
  • And her ebullience never waned.
  • Peplowski played his clarinet with warmth and ebullience.
Word Origin and History for ebullience
n.

1749, from Latin ebullientem, present participle of ebullire (see ebullient + -ence). Related: Ebulliency (1670s).

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