spry

adjective \ ˈsprī \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of spry

sprier or spryer play \ˈsprī(-ə)r\; spriest or spryest play \ˈsprī-əst\
:nimble 1
  • a spry 75-year-old

spryly

adverb

spryness

noun

Examples of spry in a Sentence

  1. an older woman who's still surprisingly spry

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Origin and Etymology of spry

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SPRY Defined for English Language Learners

spry

adjective

Definition of spry for English Language Learners

  • : full of life and energy


SPRY Defined for Kids

spry

adjective \ ˈsprī \

Definition of spry for Students

sprier or spryer; spriest or spryest
:lively 1, active
  • My grandma is still spry at 80.

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