spry

play
adjective \ˈsprī\

Definition of spry

sprier

or

spryer

play \ˈsprī(-ə)r\;

spriest

or

spryest

play \ˈsprī-əst\
  1. :  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

origin unknown


SPRY Defined for English Language Learners

spry

play
adjective

Definition of spry for English Language Learners

  • : full of life and energy


SPRY Defined for Kids

spry

play
adjective \ˈsprī\

Definition of spry for Students

sprier

or

spryer

;

spriest

or

spryest

  1. :  lively 1, active My grandma is still spry at 80.


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