Rebound - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈbaʊnd|  American pronunciation of the word rebound
Brit.  |rɪˈbaʊnd|  British pronunciation of the word rebound


- a movement back from an impact (syn: backlash, recoil, repercussion)
- a reaction to a crisis or setback or frustration
- the act of securing possession of the rebounding basketball after a missed shot


- spring back; spring away from an impact (syn: bounce, bound, recoil, resile, reverberate, ricochet, spring)
- return to a former condition (syn: rally)


The baseball rebounded off the wall.

She rebounded quickly from the loss.

She is good at both shooting and rebounding.

He rebounded the ball and quickly passed it to a teammate.

He led the league in rebounds last year.

He leads the league in rebounds.

His selfish behaviour rebounded on him.

His health rebounded.

Her spirit rebounded after talking to me.

His shot on goal rebounded off the post.

Share prices rebounded today after last week's losses.

he is still on the rebound from his wife's death

He first met me when I was on the rebound, after splitting up with Mark.

I caught the ball on the rebound.

The market seems to be on the rebound.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: rebound
he/she/it: rebounds
present participle: rebounding
past tense: rebounded
past participle: rebounded
singular: rebound
plural: rebounds
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