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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And to finish it off, Taylor paired the look with a simple pair of sparkly white heels. Gianluca Russo, Teen Vogue, "Taylor Swift Stuns In a Periwinkle Ruffle Mini Dress on the Billboard Music Awards Red Carpet," 1 May 2019 As seen in their music videos and outfits, both members agree on loving colorful, bright and sparkly things. Billboard Radio China, Billboard, "Sofi Tukker Tell Story of 'Best Friend' Song, 'Treehouse' Debut Album," 14 June 2018 Eye-opening liquid liner, lip-defining pencils, and a slew of sparkly shadows are all a part of the 37-year-old’s playbook. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "Alessandra Ambrosio’s Guide to Beachy Brazilian Beauty," 10 Apr. 2019 Sparkling water and your bones Worries about this sparkly stuff directly affecting your bones don’t hold (carbonated) water. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Is Sparkling Water Bad for You in Some Way?," 5 Apr. 2019 Want to incorporate some similar sparkly styles into your wardrobe? Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams Matched at the “Game of Thrones” Red Carpet Premiere," 4 Apr. 2019 Another sparkly bash that Chrissy took part in recently? Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Chrissy Teigen Low-Key Had Dinner with President Obama, Apparently," 20 Feb. 2019 And Kate's sparkly earrings are Kiki McDonough's Green Tourmaline and Green Amethyst Oval Drop Earrings. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Celebrates St. Patrick's Day 2019 in a Custom Alexander McQueen Coat," 17 Mar. 2019 Pair a slinky dress like hers with sparkly earrings for a perfect holiday party outfit, or layer it with an oversized jean jacket and fashion sneakers for a slightly more dressed down version of the look. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Ariel Winter and Levi Meaden Wore 3 Couples Halloween Costumes," 29 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of sparkly

1859, in the meaning defined above

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