Definition of sprightly in English:


Line breaks: spright¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈsprʌɪtli
(also spritely)

adjective (sprightlier, sprightliest; spritelier, spriteliest)



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  • ‘But I'm 18, that's how old I feel,’ he says - and there is, to be sure, a sprightliness about him still.
  • If I was known for my sprightliness on the field, it was because I gave everything to be fit and healthy.
  • Yet it was their sprightliness in attack, their urgency in scampering forward, that characterised the early exchanges at Rugby Park.


late 16th century: from spright (rare variant of sprite) + -ly1.

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