jounce

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v jounce move up and down repeatedly
    • n jounce a sudden jarring impact "the door closed with a jolt","all the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Jounce A jolt; a shake; a hard trot.
    • v. t. & i Jounce jouns To jolt; to shake, especially by rough riding or by driving over obstructions.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • jounce To jolt; shake, especially by rough riding.
    • n jounce A sudden, violent up-and-down jolting motion; a jolt or shake.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t., v.i Jounce jowns to jolt, shake.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Jaunce

Usage

In literature:

The lawyer was jouncing along toward the house with a lantern in his hand.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
We'll jes' jounce him up some.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
And I don't want to ride in any old wagon that jounces and jounces, and I did get so tired.
"A Modern Cinderella" by Amanda M. Douglas
They were jouncing over the Su-Chow bridge, on their way to the American Consulate.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
They were making good time, even though the slapping of the speedboat over the rough water was giving them a bad jouncing.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
Away went boy and mule, over the rough rocks in a fashion which nearly jounced the breath from the rider's body.
"Dave Porter in the Far North" by Edward Stratemeyer
Pain throbbed in Auguste's chest with the jouncing of the horse under him.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
In the third-class carriage people sang songs as the train jounced its way towards the plain and Madrid.
"Rosinante to the Road Again" by John Dos Passos
The carriage jounced over the roadbed as though the horses were moving at a gallop.
"The Web of the Golden Spider" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
This helps him and saves both a killing jounce.
"War from the Inside" by Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
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In news:

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You're not much of a skier, and jouncing through the woods on a roaring snowmobile isn't your idea of fun either.
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