Origin of bouncing
verb (used without object), bounced, bounc·ing.
verb (used with object), bounced, bounc·ing.
Origin of bounce
Synonyms for bounce
Related Words for bouncingbump, rebound, bound, ricochet, jump, leap, hop, carom, heave, throw, buck, jounce, thump, boomerang, hurdle, vault, recoil, bob, backlash, resile
Examples from the Web for bouncing
Contemporary Examples of bouncing
The actor showed tremendous range in the role, bouncing between his wacky stand-up persona and gentler dramatic work.Robin Williams's Greatest Moments on Stage and Screen (Video)
The Daily Beast Video
August 12, 2014
After that, the Princess of the Amazons spent months bouncing back and forth between various writers and artists.Wonder Woman Makes a Triumphant Comeback in a New Comic Series
March 13, 2014
Eventually people filed out, grinning broadly, bouncing on the balls of their feet.Jon Batiste, a Thrilling Jazz Pianist Whose First Goal Is to Entertain
February 16, 2014
The last thing I want is a bouncing bunk-bed in the back of the van and then a messy breakup.Mother Falcon the 18-Piece Indie Symphonic Rock Band Taking Texas By Storm
June 2, 2013
One soldier had a basketball and was bouncing it on the marble floors.I Watched Iraq Fall
Janine di Giovanni
March 17, 2013
Historical Examples of bouncing
And Connie Hancock, bouncing about hospitably in the large, rich house.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
The only other fare was a bouncing girl in a big hat with feathers.The Christian
He'll be tired by this time, with all this rough riding and bouncing about we have been giving him.Boy Scouts Mysterious Signal
G. Harvey Ralphson
Craig, bouncing alone on the middle seat of the buckboard, grunted.Joan of Arc of the North Woods
Corey shook his head, setting the heavy folds of flesh to bouncing.Police Your Planet
Lester del Rey
Word Origin for bounce
"vigorous, big," 1570s, present participle adjective from bounce (v.).
early 13c., bounsen "to thump, hit," perhaps from Dutch bonzen "to beat, thump," or Low German bunsen, or imitative; sense probably influenced by bound (v.). Sense of "to bounce like a ball" is from 1510s; the rubber check sense is from 1927. Related: Bounced; bouncing.
1520s, "a heavy blow," also "a leap, a rebound" from bounce (v.). In reference to politicians and public opinion polls, by 1996, American English.
In addition to the idioms beginning with bounce
- bounce around
- bounce back
- get the ax (bounce)
- more bounce for the ounce
- that's how the ball bounces