Definition of bounce noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//baʊns//
    ; NAmE NAmE//baʊns//
    Describing hair
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  1. 1[countable] the action of bouncing one bounce of the ball (North American English) 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 to 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 related entries: Describing hair
  7. Word OriginMiddle English bunsen ‘beat, thump’, perhaps imitative, or from Low German bunsen ‘beat’, Dutch bons ‘a thump’.Idioms (British English, informal) one after the other, without anything else coming between We've won six matches on the bounce.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bounce