WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
jounce /dʒaʊns/USA pronunciation   v.,  jounced, jounc•ing, n. 
v. [no object]
  1. to move joltingly up and down:The bus jounced along.

n. [countable]
  1. a jouncing movement.
jounc•y, adj.,  -i•er, -i•est. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
jounce  ( jouns),USA pronunciation v.,  jounced, jounc•ing, n. 
v.t., v.i. 
  1. to move joltingly or roughly up and down;

  1. a jouncing movement.
  • 1400–50; late Middle English; apparently blend of, blended joll to bump (now obsolete) and bounce

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

jounce /dʒaʊns/ vb
  1. to shake or jolt or cause to shake or jolt; bounce
  1. a jolting movement; shake; bump
Etymology: 15th Century: probably a blend of dialect joll to bump + bounce


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