sparkly

adjective
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

Examples of sparkly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From sparkly minis to adorable winter gear, everything will be 30% off in-store and online through November 29. Talia Abbas, Glamour, "110 Best Black Friday Deals 2020: What to Buy Now," 25 Nov. 2020 The futuristic kindergartner finished the outfit off with a sparkly pink tutu, a Peppa Pig tee shirt, and a Barbie doll. Keyaira Boone, Essence, "Let The Force Be With Her! Five-Year-Old Stunts In Star Wars Mask On Shopping Trip," 23 Nov. 2020 While Affleck couldn't stop smiling, de Armas was pictured gazing at a huge piece of sparkly hardware on her left hand. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Ana de Armas Shows Off a Major Sparkling Ring While Reuniting with Ben Affleck," 23 Nov. 2020 These sparkly bottle brush trees add subtle shimmer to your holiday mantel. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, "8 Gold Christmas Trees That Add Glitz and Glam to Your Holiday Decor," 18 Nov. 2020 In the glamorous snapshots, Ellis is wearing a sparkly lavender jumpsuit and pink heels, along with makeup and hair accessories to match. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Tracee Ellis Ross Is Wearing Pink and Purple Feathers in Her Hair Ahead of the People's Choice Awards," 15 Nov. 2020 Fortney wore sparkly white boots with fuzzy trim and held two sunflowers. Los Angeles Times, "A Biden win is great, but some women are even prouder to see Kamala Harris make history," 7 Nov. 2020 For Monday’s episode, coach Gwen Stefani wore a sparkly fringe top, embellished cutoff jean shorts, fishnet tights, and thigh-high boots. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "'The Voice' Judge Gwen Stefani Looked Incredible in Bedazzled Shorts and a Fringe Top Monday Night," 11 Nov. 2020 The only option was the sparkly Platinum White Pearl paint job, which cost $395. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid Polishes a Winning Formula," 10 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of sparkly

1859, in the meaning defined above

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28 Nov 2020

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“Sparkly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sparkly. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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