spar·​kly | \ˈspär-k(ə-)lē \
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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So are the hundreds of people — dressed in gowns, tuxes, evening suits, and sparkly tops — who also obliged the dress code. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show sells a fantasy of empowerment. I sorta believed it.," 3 Dec. 2018 Head over to Trendmood for photos and swatches of the collection in all its sparkly glory. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Kylie Jenner Just Revealed Her Entire 2018 Holiday Makeup Collection on Instagram," 14 Nov. 2018 Crowns are sparkly and beautiful, but the real conversation starters are the hats and fascinators the British royals don on special occasions. Blake Bakkila, Good Housekeeping, "QUIZ: Can You Match the Hat to the Royal?," 14 Sep. 2018 Just as important, Schoeffer got the couple past the velvet rope of Marrakech’s small but sparkly social scene. Joshua Levine, WSJ, "A Moroccan Retreat With a French Minimalist Spin," 13 Aug. 2018 The annual Perseid meteor shower kicks off on August 11, and it's set to be the year's best sparkly spectacle. Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower 2018," 10 Aug. 2018 Everyone is wearing metallic high-tops and sparkly eyeliner and jumping around. Kaitlyn Tiffany, The Verge, "The new musical Emojiland is deeply concerned with emoji angst," 19 July 2018 Bella completed her outfit with a red Dior handbag and matching pumps, as well as a very sparkly crystal cuff, and wore her hair down in long waves. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Bella Hadid Wore Her Sheerest, Most Naked Dress Yet," 8 June 2018 Slip on a soft sweater and some sparkly accessories to complete your secretly comfortable OOTTD (outfit of the Turkey Day). Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "5 Comfy-Cute Thanksgiving Outfits That Will Accommodate Your Food Baby," 21 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of sparkly

1859, in the meaning defined above

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