bubbly

[ buhb-lee ]
/ ˈbʌb li /

adjective, bub·bli·er, bub·bli·est.

full of, producing, or characterized by bubbles.
lively; effervescent; enthusiastic: the bubbly spirit of those early movie musicals.

noun, plural bub·blies.


Nearby words

  1. bubblegum,
  2. bubblegummer,
  3. bubblehead,
  4. bubbler,
  5. bubbletop,
  6. bubby,
  7. buber,
  8. buber, martin,
  9. bubo,
  10. bubonalgia

Origin of bubbly

First recorded in 1590–1600; bubble + -y1

Related formsbub·bli·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for bubbliness

bubbly

/ (ˈbʌblɪ) /

adjective -blier or -bliest

full of or resembling bubbles
lively; animated; exciteda bubbly personality

noun

an informal name for champagne
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Word Origin and History for bubbliness

bubbly

adj.

1590s, from bubble (n.) + -ly (2). Of persons, from 1939. The slang noun meaning "champagne" (1920) is short for bubbly water (1910).

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