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effervescent

[ef-er-ves-uh nt] /ˌɛf ərˈvɛs ənt/
adjective
1.
effervescing; bubbling.
2.
vivacious; gay; lively; sparkling.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; < Latin effervēscent- (stem of effervēscēns), present participle of effervēscere to effervesce; see -ent
Related forms
effervescently, adverb
noneffervescent, adjective
noneffervescently, adverb
uneffervescent, adjective
uneffervescently, adverb
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Examples for effervescent
  • In the effervescent glow of a boom, the city is besotted with fancy cars.
  • The rueful comedy that bears his ironically effervescent name dramatizes his situation with great simplicity.
  • Exuberance is an abounding, ebullient, effervescent emotion.
  • For half an hour everything went swimmingly, with plenty of effervescent conversation.
  • He did it with his effervescent personality and never-say-die attitude.
  • Marshall's trademark wit and slyness mark every page of this effervescent interpretation.
  • The effervescent ballet began and ended with parades.
  • The timing was perfect to catch the effervescent glow that early sunrise creates and that these cacti are famous for.
  • Hundreds if not thousands of business books come out every year, all with glowing press releases and effervescent puffs.
  • Her prose was at once effervescent and smooth, and its clarity and precision sprang from the astringency of her vision.
British Dictionary definitions for effervescent

effervescent

/ˌɛfəˈvɛsənt/
adjective
1.
(of a liquid) giving off bubbles of gas; bubbling
2.
high-spirited; vivacious
Derived Forms
effervescence, noun
effervescently, adverb
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Word Origin and History for effervescent
effervescent
1680s, from L. effervescentem, from effervescere (see effervescence).
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