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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Jacket, $3,250, 212-980-7961 Photo: David Chow for the Wall Street Journal Styling by Anne Cardenas Max Mara is a master of the modern coat, and this snappy pea from its Weekend line evokes midwinter sunshine. Katharine K. Zarrella, WSJ, "A Complete Guide to Buying the Essential Women’s Pea Coat," 11 Jan. 2019 Aim not for a mushy mush, but rather a textured mush—some of it smooth mashed potatoes, and the rest somewhere in between, like pieces of onion and snappy peas. Stephanie Wu, Town & Country, "How to: Thanksgiving Leftover Tips from Culinary Stars," 16 Nov. 2015 While some see a snappy, feel-good buddy movie, others see an outdated and inauthentic set-up that trades on racial stereotypes. Jake Coyle, The Seattle Times, "What will win best picture? It’s a maddeningly close race," 20 Feb. 2019 The bartenders are snappy and gracious, corralled within a large sunken square, and the glassware feels… familiar. Steven Stolman, Town & Country, "A Clear-Eyed Assessment of the New Four Seasons—By Someone Who Loved the Old One," 7 Sep. 2018 Instead of having a set-neck construction that is typical of acoustic guitars, Fender used a bolt-on neck, which produces the snappy, twangy tones characteristic of Fender electrics. Henry Robertson, Popular Mechanics, "Fender's 'Acoustasonic' Is a True Acoustic-Electric Hybrid Guitar," 22 Jan. 2019 Moving the cursor across the screen appears smoother, and Windows 10 animations appear just a little more snappy and polished. Stefan Etienne, The Verge, "MSI Oculux NXG251 monitor review: faster isn’t always better," 29 Nov. 2018 The snappy, memorable term is also pervasive in commercial names, such as the Mojo brand of kombucha tea recently acquired by Coca-Cola , the cryptocurrency MojoCoin, and the movie earnings tracker Box Office Mojo. Ben Zimmer, WSJ, "How ‘Mojo’ Got Its Magic Working," 4 Oct. 2018 Visually, it's considered and clever, from the sweeping neighborhood shots to the moody but cool music choices (The Pains of Being Pure at Heart!) to the snappy cuts from scene to scene. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "7 Things to Love About 'To All The Boys I've Loved Before'," 17 Aug. 2018

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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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