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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Still the slightly waifish rogue, Jagger arrived in black shirt over a cropped black T-shirt and pants, layered with a series of sparkly jackets possibly borrowed from a Korean boy band. Ben Crandell,, "Review/Photos: Rolling Stones reign as it pours at Hard Rock Stadium," 31 Aug. 2019 USA TODAY Tween superstar JoJo Siwa and Claire's accessory and cosmetic stores are two sparkly creations made for each other. Sonja Haller, USA TODAY, "Claire's recalls JoJo Siwa's makeup kit for tweens after finding asbestos in it," 9 June 2019 While performing, the sparkly accessory came undone and fell off her neck. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Cardi B's Necklace Fell Off at the Grammys and She Just Kept On Singing," 11 Feb. 2019 Her past appearances may have relied on shades of soft coral makeup or a sparkly smoky eye, but a new collaboration with Dior has the model embracing this most scary season. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Bella Hadid Stars in Dior’s Halloween-Inspired Short Film," 18 Oct. 2018 His first step is the make-up, centered on trademark thick and sparkly eyebrows that take up a third of his face. oregonlive, "Darcelle is finally having her Portland moment," 10 Sep. 2019 Both royal siblings also had a navy backpack (kindly carried by their parents, Kate Middleton and Prince William!) with the school’s red logo — and Princess Charlotte added a touch of her sparkly personality. Stephanie Petit,, "How Princess Charlotte Added a Personal Touch to Her Backpack for the First Day of School," 5 Sep. 2019 In the photo, Witherspoon, 43, accentuated her startled face with a Snapchat filter, complete with glasses, bunny ears and sparkly hair bows. Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, "Reese Witherspoon reveals 'how to talk to your kids on Snapchat' and many moms can relate," 23 Aug. 2019 Step 5: Make your lips bold and sparkly Find a deep purple lipstick, like Karity's Soho, and top it with blue glitter. Blake Bakkila, Good Housekeeping, "We Can't Get Enough of This Easy Vampire Makeup Tutorial for Halloween," 15 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of sparkly

1859, in the meaning defined above

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