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 stylish youngster strikes an expert pose in the image, wearing a frilly pink bit of tulle around her shoulders that perfectly matches the trim around her sparkly onesie. Jen Juneau,, "Khloé Kardashian's Daughter True, 17 Months, Is Ready for 'Fashion Week' in Chic All-Pink Outfit," 12 Sep. 2019 The line, which Trixie worked on independently, is a Barbie-loving child's dream, if that child could beat their face for the gods and rock a sparkly highlight seen from outer space. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Trixie Mattel On Her New Makeup Line, Beauty Blogger Feuds and Her Time Slaying "Drag Race"," 5 Sep. 2019 Students decked out in sparkly earrings, bright sneakers and backpacks full of fresh supplies skittered through the hallways to find their classrooms. Daily Pilot, "Laguna Beach welcomes students back to school — a week earlier than usual," 27 Aug. 2019 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

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First Known Use of sparkly

1859, in the meaning defined above

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26 Oct 2019

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The first known use of sparkly was in 1859

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