- full of, producing, or characterized by bubbles.
- lively; effervescent; enthusiastic: the bubbly spirit of those early movie musicals.
- Informal. champagne(defs 1, 2).
Origin of bubbly
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Examples from the Web for bubbly
Nothing does it quite like deftly decapitating a bottle of bubbly with a gleaming blade.How to Saber a Champagne Bottle
James Joiner, The Daily Beast Video
December 30, 2014
How can a chilled, acidic, and bubbly liquid make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside?Champagne: You’re Drinking It All Wrong
December 20, 2014
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until the juices are bubbly and the topping is browned.The Barefoot Contessa Knows How To Make Us Crumble
November 30, 2014
There is no celebration too small for a little bit of bubbly.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Carrie Bradshaw in Your Life
November 29, 2014
There is a distinct style Japanese artist Takashi Murakami is known for: his bubbly anime-like characters.Takashi Murakami’s Art From Disaster
November 28, 2014
Who is that there in a green hat with little purple, bubbly things on it?The Rubicon
E. F. Benson
Talking of soup, sir, I could just do with a plateful of 'bubbly'.A Sub and a Submarine
Percy F. Westerman
Im a double blue at drawin corks and emptyin a bottle of bubbly.The Message
And so do you, Bubbly Upmore, if you are the man I have taken you for.
And how frisky they all were, how bubbly and unself-conscious!Sea and Sardinia
D. H. Lawrence
- full of or resembling bubbles
- lively; animated; exciteda bubbly personality
- an informal name for champagne
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Word Origin and History for bubbly
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