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A.Word.A.Day--jounce

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This week's theme: blend words.

jounce (jouns)

verb tr., intr.: To bounce along.

noun: A jolting movement.

[Of uncertain origin, apparently a blend of joll (to knock or bump) and bounce.]

See more usage examples of jounce in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

"We jounced along the rutted, rock-strewn roads in the rural bush of Ethiopia to the man's hut, which was shaped like a beehive."
Hope Anderson Brumbach; Into Africa; Daily News (Longview, Washington); Oct 14, 2006.

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