Something effervescent (adj.) has bubbles or froth, like a sparkling wine or a bubble bath. If you have a happy, light, cheerful personality — if you are "bubbly" — you too are effervescent.

  • Pronunciation: / efə'vesənt/
  • English description: marked by high spirits or excitement
  • Synonyms: bubbling
  • Chinese Translation:  沸腾的(fei4 teng2 de)
  • Spanish Translation: efervescente
  • ORIGIN: Coming from the Latin effervēscere, the original meaning was more boiling than bubbly, thanks to the ferv part, which means "hot." The word literally refers to bubbles giving off gas, and any drinks you enjoy that are nose-ticklingly effervescent make bubbles that pop and release into the air. Remember, someone with an effervescent personality is just bubbly, not full of gas.


  • She was the effervescent free spirit of the French new wave, with all of the scars that the position entails.
  • The style was developed precisely to provide a barley-based beverage every bit as festive, refined and effervescent as its namesake sparkling wines.

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