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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Taking to the runway in a sumptuous and strapless pink and white gown, the model's sparkly veil was elevated in the air thanks to a plethora of transparent balloons filled with what looked like pink polka dot confetti. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Behold! The Most Extra Wedding Gown with Added Helium Balloons Just Took the Runway," 26 Jan. 2019 Swipe through for more pictures of the star-studded, sparkly gathering. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Jenna Dewan Attended the Sparkly Galentine's Day Party of My Dreams," 14 Feb. 2019 The couple fueled engagement rumors after Spears was spotted vacationing on a Hawaiian beach with a sparkly diamond ring on that finger. Mike Miller,, "Britney Spears' Boyfriend Sam Asghari Posts Sweet 'Woman Crush' Tribute: 'My Love'," 3 Apr. 2018 Stepping out for the BAFTAs this weekend alongside Prince William, Kate Middleton looked stunning in a one-shoulder white gown and a sparkly pair of Jimmy Choo pumps. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Paid Tribute to Princess Diana at the BAFTAs with the Perfect Pair of Earrings," 10 Feb. 2019 For example, the sparkly vinyl seats and chrome accents reminiscent of a quintessential ‘50s diner. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "What Exactly Is Retro Furniture?," 14 Jan. 2019 These amazing, beautiful, sparkly little human queens are not even pre-school age. Krystin Arneson, Glamour, "Amber Heard Is Really Sick of the Dumb Blonde Cliché," 6 Jan. 2019 Oh just arrived on the red carpet, wearing a sculptural white gown, paired with a glamorous up-do and some very sparkly earrings and bangles. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "The Cast of Killing Eve Is Killing It on the 2019 Golden Globes Red Carpet," 6 Jan. 2019 Our faces peered back at us under the fluorescent bathroom light: a gaggle of 12-year-olds, armed with cherry lip gloss and sparkly purple eye shadow, vying for a spot in front of the mirror. Sarah Harris, The Cut, "Learning the Art of Disguise at a Unique Summer Camp," 6 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of sparkly

1859, in the meaning defined above

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