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Definition of bounce noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] the action of bouncing one bounce of the ball a bounce (= increase) in popularity
  2. 2[uncountable] the ability to bounce or to make something bounce There's not much bounce left in these balls. Players complained about the uneven bounce of the tennis court.
  3. energy
  4. 3[uncountable, countable] the energy that a person has All her old bounce was back. There was a bounce in his step.
  5. of hair
  6. 4[uncountable] the quality in a person's hair that shows that it is in good condition and means that it does not lie flat thin, fine hair, lacking in bounce
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: bounce