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

Definition of sparky

: marked by animation : lively sparky children

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

Examples of sparky in a Sentence

that sparky little kid tires me out just looking at him
Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Lee Child: How Jack Reacher Fits Into a Long History of Folk Heroes," 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, "'The Year of Spectacular Men': Film Review | LAFF 2017," 17 June 2017

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First Known Use of sparky

circa 1865, in the meaning defined above

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“Sparky.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of sparky

chiefly British, informal : lively and energetic

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