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Definition of a liquid:  giving off bubbles (like a Coke)

of a person:  bubbly (lively and enthusiastic)

More rarely, effervescent can refer to a liquid that gives off a light spray as bubbles burst such in a bubble bath or some ocean waves.
  • She is an effervescent and effective champion for public education.
effervescent = attractively highly spirited
  • I prefer water with small bubbles so that the effervescence isn't overpowering.
  • We're looking for someone who is more solid, more steady-going, and less effervescent.
    London, Jack  --  Adventure
  • She exhibited none of that effervescent joy at his appearance which we like to see in our mothers-in-law elect.
    Wodehouse, Pelham Grenville  --  The Man Upstairs and Other Stories
  • He raised the glass and slowly drank the soda. It was tepid, only faintly effervescent, delicious.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • effervescent = bubbly (giving off bubbles)
  • She looked effervescent and fun—
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • effervescent = bubbly (lively and enthusiastic)
  • Now, I looked at Heidi, who was staring out the window over the sink, and remembered how I'd once seen her based on her effervescent e-mails and girly clothes, all flash, no substance.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • effervescent = bubbly (lively and enthusiastic)
  • his fertile effervescent mind
  • Major Danby's effervescent optimism vanished instantly, and he broke out all at once into a bubbling sweat.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • This effervescence made her flit with a bird-like movement, rather than walk by her mother's side.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • His eloquence and vehemence wrought the little man up to a degree of heat and effervescence....
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • The drops of logic Tess had let fall into the sea of his enthusiasm served to chill its effervescence to stagnation.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  • The affair was described to the messenger with all the effervescence of enthusiasm.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Anna, who I'd only met in passing, had always struck me as an effervescent creature.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
  • I suppose your love will effervesce in six months, or less.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Viscosity flattens the effervescence of panic.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • Also in the mess tent was an effervescent young woman who introduced herself as Deshun Deysel and immediately invited Andy and me in for tea.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Soon after the completion of his college course, his whole nature was kindled into one intense and passionate effervescence of romantic passion.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • "Well, you're not exactly effervescent now, are you?"
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • At meetings of The Compassionate Friends, Joe had never seen any bereaved parent capable of this effervescence.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor

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