spar·​kly ˈspär-k(ə-)lē How to pronounce sparkly (audio)
sparklier; sparkliest
: 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 The trend came back around in the ‘50s and ‘60s, but this time the sparkly material was made of much more affordable PVC plastic, which made the trend more accessible. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Nov. 2023 Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales (Kate Middleton) chose an appropriately sparkly dress for a glitzy event: her father-in-law King Charles III's 75th birthday. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 15 Nov. 2023 From wreaths and centerpieces to garlands and swags, steal these simple and sparkly ideas for dressing up your home for the holidays. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 12 Nov. 2023 Jordyn shared photos from the trip on Instagram, including snaps of her in a white crop top and sparkly skirt. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 11 Nov. 2023 The cranberry pumpkin pie is visually interesting with a sparkly, cranberry mirror glaze and pistachios on top, but the flavor and texture combination are the real selling points. Abby Hamblin, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Nov. 2023 Meanwhile, Ari Lennox and Megan Thee Stallion both agreed on black lip liner– Lennox with a neutral fill and Meg with a sparkly bronze. India Espy-Jones, Essence, 10 Nov. 2023 Pair it with sparkly statement earrings for a fun, festive look. Samantha Booth, Rolling Stone, 6 Nov. 2023 Adele, who has lit up the stage each weekend of her residency with her eye-catching gowns, paired the custom La Ligne dress with her signature bold glam, elegant waves, black and silver drop earrings, and — to beat the heat — a matching sparkly black fan. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 6 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sparkly was in 1859

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“Sparkly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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