bouyant vs buoyant :

bouyant or buoyant

Buoys are buoyant. In the older pronunciation of “buoyant” as “bwoyant” this unusual spelling made more sense. Now that the pronunciation has shifted to “boyant” we have to keep reminding ourselves that the U comes before the O. The root noun, however, though often pronounced “boy” is more traditionally pronounced “BOO-ee.”

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Definitions

  • s  tending to float on a liquid or rise in air or gas
    buoyant balloons
    buoyant balsawood boats
  • s  characterized by liveliness and lightheartedness
    buoyant spirits
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