A bustling shopping mall.
- The definition of bustling is something full of noise, energy and activity.
A shopping mall at Christmas is an example of someplace that would be described as bustling.
- Bustling means moving about in an energetic matter or moving someone hurriedly in a particular direction.
- Running errands and hurrying about in a busy way is an example of bustling.
- Herding your kids quickly to the bus is an example of bustling them onto the bus.
- Present participle of bustle.