What does sprightly mean?

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ˈspraɪt lispright·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sprightly(adj)

    full of spirit and vitality

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

Wiktionary

  1. sprightly(Adverb)

    In a lively and vigorous way

  2. sprightly(Adjective)

    animated, vivacious or gay; lively

  3. sprightly(Adjective)

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

  4. sprightly(Adjective)

    energetic and in good health

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sprightly

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

    Etymology: [See Sprite.]

How to pronounce sprightly?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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    Indian

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Numerology

  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. Joseph Addison:

    There are many shining qualities on the mind of man; but none so useful as discretion. It is this which gives a value to all the rest, and sets them at work in their proper places, and turns them to the advantage of their possessor. Without it, learning is pedantry; wit, impertinence; virtue itself looks like weakness; and the best parts only qualify a man to be more sprightly in errors, and active to his own prejudice. Though a man has all other perfections and wants discretion, he will be of no great consequence in the world; but if he has this single talent in perfection, and but a common share of others, he may do what he pleases in his station of life.

  3. 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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