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[spring-ee] /ˈsprɪŋ i/
adjective, springier, springiest.
characterized by spring or elasticity; flexible; resilient:
He walks with a springy step.
(of land) abounding in or having springs of water.
Origin of springy
1585-95; spring + -y1
Related forms
springily, adverb
springiness, noun
1. buoyant, bouncy; youthful. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for springy


adjective springier, springiest
possessing or characterized by resilience or bounce
(of a place) having many wells or springs of water
Derived Forms
springily, adverb
springiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for springy

"elastic," 1650s, from spring (v.) + -y (2). Related: Springiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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