spar·​kly | \ ˈspär-k(ə-)lē How to pronounce sparkly (audio) \
sparklier; sparkliest

Definition of sparkly

: tending to sparkle : shining with or reflecting bright points of light sparkly Christmas decorations Run by various entrepreneurs, the vehicles … are cheap, plentiful, and known for loud music and sparkly disco balls.— Shara Tonn

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The Old Jailhouse has exposed brick and sparkly chandeliers. Amy Drew Thompson,, "Slainté! Sanfording at The Sullivan is trad and true ... and pretty tasty," 4 June 2019 Dress it up with heeled booties and big, sparkly earrings. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "10 Cute Fall Outfits That Demand to Be Instagrammed," 25 July 2018 Her outfit was nowhere near as sparkly as Dion's, though. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kim and Kanye Celebrated Their Fifth Wedding Anniversary with Celine Dion," 26 May 2019 Our April 2011 cover girl, Miranda Lambert, also went for a sparkly look in a form-fitting Haute Hippie gown. Julia Malacoff, Redbook, "Redbook Cover Stars at the 2011 CMA Awards," 10 Nov. 2011 And to balance Gomez's bold red lip, Vanngo created a sparkly cat eye. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Selena Gomez’s Cannes Makeup Had a Secret Nod to Miley Cyrus," 15 May 2019 Gorgeous gowns, sparkly jewels, and beautiful people are not in short supply. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "The 10 Best Fashion Movies That Aren't The Devil Wears Prada," 24 Dec. 2018 And to finish it off, Taylor paired the look with a simple pair of sparkly white heels. Gianluca Russo, Teen Vogue, "Taylor Swift Stuns In a Periwinkle Ruffle Mini Dress on the Billboard Music Awards Red Carpet," 1 May 2019 As seen in their music videos and outfits, both members agree on loving colorful, bright and sparkly things. Billboard Radio China, Billboard, "Sofi Tukker Tell Story of 'Best Friend' Song, 'Treehouse' Debut Album," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of sparkly

1859, in the meaning defined above

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