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Definitions for sprightly
ˈspraɪt lispright·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sprightlyadjective

    full of spirit and vitality

    "a sprightly young girl"; "a sprightly dance"


  1. sprightlyadverb

    In a lively and vigorous way

  2. sprightlyadjective

    animated, vivacious or gay; lively

  3. sprightlyadjective

    full of life and vigor, especially with a light and springy step

  4. sprightlyadjective

    energetic and in good health

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sprightlyadjective

    Gay; brisk; lively; vigorous; airy; vivacious.

    Etymology: from spright.

    Produce the wine that makes us bold,
    And sprightly wit and love inspires. Dryden.

    When now the sprightly trumpet, from afar,
    Had giv’n the signal of approaching war. Dryden.

    Each morn they wak’d me with a sprightly lay:
    Of opening heav’n they sung, and gladsome day. Matthew Prior.

    The sprightly Sylvia trips along the green;
    She runs, but hopes she does not run unseen. Alexander Pope.


  1. sprightly

    HMS Sprightly was a B-class torpedo boat destroyer of the British Royal Navy. She was built speculatively by Laird, Son & Company, Birkenhead, pre-empting further orders for vessels of this type, and was purchased by the navy in 1901.


  1. sprightly

    Sprightly generally refers to something that is lively, energetic, active, or full of life. It can describe people, actions, attitudes, or even music and other forms of art that exhibit these qualities.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sprightly

    sprightlike, or spiritlike; lively; brisk; animated; vigorous; airy; gay; as, a sprightly youth; a sprightly air; a sprightly dance

  2. Etymology: [See Sprite.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sprightly in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sprightly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of sprightly in a Sentence

  1. Omar Khayyam:

    By Fate full many a heart has been undone, And many a sprightly rose made woe-begone; Plume thee not on thy lusty youth and strength: Full many a bud is blasted ere its bloom.

  2. William Schaffner:

    Some of us in the scientific community here in the US have been a little surprised at the sprightly competitiveness of some of the comments from our colleagues at Oxford. We don't usually see that in public pronouncements, we've been grumpy with our national political leaders about providing inaccurate information, and we should hold scientific leaders to those same standards.

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