An ebullient bride.
An example of ebullient is a very happy bride.
- bubbling; boiling
- overflowing with enthusiasm, high spirits, etc.; exuberant
Origin of ebullientClassical Latin ebulliens, present participle of ebullire, to boil up from e-, out + bullire, boil
- Zestfully enthusiastic.
- Boiling or seeming to boil; bubbling.
Origin of ebullientLatin ēbulliēns ēbullient- present participle of ēbullīre to bubble up ē-, ex- up, out ; see ex- . bullīre to bubble, boil
Usage Note: Traditionally, ebullient is pronounced (ĭ-bŭl′yənt), with a short u in the second syllable, as in gull. This is apparently still the preferred pronunciation in British English. In American English, the pronunciation (ĭ-b&oobrev;l′yənt), with the second syllable like bull, is now equally common.
(comparative more ebullient, superlative most ebullient)