ebullient

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ɪˈbʌliənt/, /ɪˈbʊliənt/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ɪˈbʌlyənt, ɪˈbʊl-/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(i bulyənt, i bŏŏl-)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
e•bul•lient /ɪˈbʌlyənt, ɪˈbʊl-/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. overflowing with enthusiasm, excitement, or liveliness:They were in an ebullient mood as they tackled the new project.
  2. bubbling up like a boiling liquid.
e•bul•lience, n. [uncountable]
e•bul•lient•ly, adv. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
e•bul•lient  (i bulyənt, i bŏŏl-),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. overflowing with fervor, enthusiasm, or excitement;
    high-spirited:The award winner was in an ebullient mood at the dinner in her honor.
  2. bubbling up like a boiling liquid.
e•bullient•ly, adv. 
  • Latin ēbullient- (stem of ēbulliēns boiling up, present participle of ēbullīre), equivalent. to ē- e- + bulli- (derivative of bulla a bubble) + -ent- -ent
  • 1590–1600

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
ebullient /ɪˈbʌljənt ɪˈbʊl-/ adj
  1. overflowing with enthusiasm or excitement; exuberant
  2. boiling
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin ēbullīre to bubble forth, be boisterous, from bullīre to boil1

eˈbullience, eˈbulliency n
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