\ ˈspär-kē How to pronounce sparky (audio) \
sparkier; sparkiest

Definition of sparky

: marked by animation : lively sparky children

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Other Words from sparky

sparkily \ ˈspär-​kə-​lē How to pronounce sparky (audio) \ adverb

Examples of sparky in a Sentence

that sparky little kid tires me out just looking at him
Recent Examples on the Web Deborah Brevoort's tart libretto is one of the best in the entire series, and its wittiness and ironies are relished by the sparky soloists Kate Jackman, Joshua Kohl and David Hamilton. Terry Blain Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 5 Nov. 2020 But the ensemble was good, and the piece — the first in a series by Black composers at the Peavey concerts — made a garrulously sparky impression. Terry Blain Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 5 Aug. 2020 Thus peasants suffering Prince John’s repressive taxation and brutal punishments no doubt idly dreamed of some tough, sparky guy who would show up and fix things for them. Lee Child, Time, 26 Nov. 2019 Sisterly chemistry is the natural resource fueling The Year of Spectacular Men, an uneven but sparky comedy showcasing Madelyn Deutch and her real-life sib Zoey, star of such features as Why Him? and Vampire Academy. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 June 2017

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First Known Use of sparky

circa 1865, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sparky was circa 1865

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“Sparky.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of sparky

chiefly British, informal : lively and energetic

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