boingy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

boing +‎ -y; imitative of the sound of elastic.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

boingy (comparative more boingy, superlative most boingy)

  1. Producing an elastic, bouncy sound, like a "boing"
    • 2005, David Pogue Mac OS X: The Missing Manual page 132
      You hear a little plink/crunch when you drop an icon onto the Trash, a boingy thud when you drag something into a folder, a whoof! when you drag something off the Dock and into the oblivion, and so on.
    • 2002, Robert Corbet - Fifteen Love - Page 29
      I would need a three-quarter-size bed, with a new mattress - one that's not so loud and boingy.