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sprightly

adjective spright·ly \-lē\

: full of life and energy

spright·li·erspright·li·est

Full Definition of SPRIGHTLY

1
:  marked by a gay lightness and vivacity :  spirited <a sprightly musical>
2
:  having a distinctively piquant taste :  zesty <a sprightly salsa>
spright·li·ness noun
sprightly adverb

Examples of SPRIGHTLY

  1. <a sprightly child who often claims to be too tired to move when it's time to do chores>

Origin of SPRIGHTLY

obsolete spright (sprite), alteration of sprite
First Known Use: 1596

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