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 The day before, Price sat in a white leather armchair, wearing a Pucci top and low-heeled sparkly silver shoes, for the narration of the film. New York Times, 12 Jan. 2022 The soon-to-be mom, who also posed with her costar Leonardo DiCaprio on the carpet, dressed in a sparkly Dior gown with semi-sheer cape sleeves. Charmaine Patterson,, 6 Dec. 2021 Who could resist tiny, sparkly, green garden boots? Leanne Potts, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Dec. 2021 Anyone with a sizeable jewelry collection (or a penchant for sparkly things) knows that huggies and pretty necklaces don't come cheap, which is where the best Cyber Monday jewelry deals of 2021 come in. Talia Abbas, Glamour, 28 Nov. 2021 Miranda's combo of fringe and sparkly patchwork gave her jumpsuit a very Nashville-esque vibe—classic with just the right amount of extra! Chaise Sanders, Country Living, 5 Jan. 2022 Katy Perry wore the sparkly, colorful strings in an Instagram post promoting her new Las Vegas residency on November 29, and singer Kacey Musgraves took to a New Orleans stage with a high ponytail full of hair tinsel back in October of 2019. Sara Miranda, Allure, 4 Jan. 2022 Travis Barker's kids, the Poosh founder, 42, rang in 2022 on New Year's Eve in a festive silver sparkly look. Kaitlyn Frey,, 3 Jan. 2022 The nine-year-old daughter of Kourtney and Scott Disick wore a red plaid strapless cocktail dress with sparkly tights, with her hair dyed red. Carrie Wittmer, Glamour, 31 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of sparkly

1859, in the meaning defined above

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21 Jan 2022

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“Sparkly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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