snappy

adjective
snap·​py | \ ˈsna-pē How to pronounce snappy (audio) \
snappier; snappiest

Definition of snappy

2a : quickly made or done a snappy decision
b : marked by vigor or liveliness snappy dialogue
c : briskly cold
d : stylish, smart a snappy dresser

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Other Words from snappy

snappily \ ˈsna-​pə-​lē How to pronounce snappily (audio) \ adverb
snappiness \ ˈsna-​pē-​nəs How to pronounce snappiness (audio) \ noun

Examples of snappy in a Sentence

a car with a snappy engine The show is well-acted, and the dialogue is snappy.

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The two made a terrific team, with Shaw’s deep research and talent for writing snappy, period-appropriate dialogue and Schlamme’s gift for iconic imagery combining to produce a show where even the rough spots at least look gorgeous. Emily Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "Manhattan, streaming on Hulu, is one of the best, most unheralded dramas of the 2010s," 12 July 2019 With a snappy indie-rock deadpan, Blum sings about the tensions between solitude and belonging, between order and chaos. John Adamian, courant.com, "Indie rock’s Mal Blum playing the State House," 12 July 2019 An overall environment of low inventory and high demand means that relatively high prices and snappy timelines favor sellers, but buyers are driving the bigger picture. Stacey Mckenna, Indianapolis Star, "Central Indiana buyers want convenience, quality, and a place to get away," 9 July 2019 It all moves along at a snappy enough pace, but sometimes feels more facile than insightful. New York Times, "‘Late Night’ Review: Emma Thompson Takes On the Old Boys of Network TV," 5 June 2019 And the contrasting textures of juicy sausage meat, a thin snappy skin, and slightly chewy bacon further advances the dish. al.com, "Birmingham City Bite: Front Porch’s Candied Bacon Bombs," 25 June 2019 My companion ordered a tangy, sauerkraut-dripping Reuben sandwich on local sourdough and jackfruit tacos with snappy jalapeño aioli to go. Erin E. Williams, Twin Cities, "Stunning vistas, modern museums, quirky shops make Reno a favorite for tourists," 22 June 2019 Iceberg lettuce, radishes and celery are vegetables with a distinct, snappy crunch, refreshing you with as much water as their edible parts. Ben Mims, latimes.com, "Saturday Cook: Cold cucumbers go crunch-for-crunch with chile-spiked breadcrumbs," 22 June 2019 My companion ordered a tangy, sauerkraut-dripping Reuben sandwich on local sourdough and jackfruit tacos with snappy jalapeño aioli to go. Washington Post, "Why you should visit Columbus, Ohio," 13 June 2019

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First Known Use of snappy

1746, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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snappy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of snappy

informal
: exciting or lively
: moving or able to move quickly
: fashionable or stylish

snappy

adjective
snap·​py | \ ˈsna-pē How to pronounce snappy (audio) \
snappier; snappiest

Kids Definition of snappy

1 : full of life : lively snappy colors
2 : briskly cold : chilly
3 : quick entry 1 sense 1 Come here, and make it snappy.
4 : stylish, smart a snappy dresser
5 : clever and funny a snappy remark

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