\ ˈspȯr-tē How to pronounce sporty (audio) \
sportier; sportiest

Definition of sporty

1 : of, relating to, or typical of sports, sportsmen, sportswomen, or sportswear
2 : resembling a sports car in styling or performance a sporty sedan

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Other Words from sporty

sportily \ ˈspȯr-​tə-​lē How to pronounce sportily (audio) \ adverb
sportiness \ ˈspȯr-​tē-​nəs How to pronounce sportiness (audio) \ noun

Examples of sporty in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That work included tuning how the system brakes, accelerates, and turns to account for the difference between the sporty CT6 and hulking Escalade. Eric Adams, Wired, "Cadillac Brings Self-Driving Smarts to the New Escalade," 8 Feb. 2020 That was largely thanks to sales of the new G70, an award-winning sporty sedan. Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN, "New Genesis SUV could be a game changer for Hyundai's luxury brand," 28 Jan. 2020 Any one of the 15 models manufactured that year would suffice, but Gallahan was hoping to find a sporty model. Vern Parker, Houston Chronicle, "1941 Ford well-deserved sporty birthday gift to self," 6 Dec. 2019 In Season 2, a friendship between sporty Jackson (Kedar Williams-Stirling) and superintelligent Viv (Chinenye Ezeudu) also comes into focus. Naina Bajekal, Time, "'Brits Are Notoriously Prudish.' On Set With the Cast of Netflix's Sex Education," 16 Jan. 2020 Tesla was the company that brought the electric car to the masses, first with the launch of its sporty Roadster in 2008 when traditional car manufacturers were still largely focused on hybrids. Washington Post, "Teslas still go much farther on a single charge than their competitors. But the strategy carries risks.," 10 Jan. 2020 The Sentra is two inches lower and two inches wider than the previous model for a sportier profile. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "These are the best, most interesting, important vehicles coming in 2020," 6 Jan. 2020 About two years ago, however, then-new Ford CEO Jim Hackett ordered a review of the company’s EV plans, the development team deciding to tear up the original design in favor of a more sporty looking at decidedly more powerful vehicle. NBC News, "'First Edition' electric Mustang is all sold out, says Ford," 2 Jan. 2020 With the excellent range of bikes available since the late 2000s in both 883cc and 1,200cc trim, buyers can choose from the edgy Iron, Nightster, and 48, the classy Custom, or the sporty Low series to find a model that suits them best. Tyler Greenblatt/motorcyclist, Popular Science, "The best Harley bikes to buy for cheap," 16 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of sporty

1889, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Sporty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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How to pronounce sporty (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of sporty

of clothing : attractive and suitable for informal wear
of a car : having the qualities or appearance of a sports car
chiefly British : liking sports : active in and good at sports

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