Definition of spry in English:

spry

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Pronunciation: /sprʌɪ
 
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adjective (spryer, spryest)

Derivatives

spryly

adverb
More example sentences
  • Moving quite spryly for a woman her age Mrs. Khan strode to the wide shelf at the back of the room and retrieved a neat red notebook.

spryness

noun
More example sentences
  • She had been watching birds, which I found to be appropriate, since she had the expressions of a birdwatcher: bookish glasses, and an eternal look of spryness.
  • He was small and bent with age yet maintained a spryness that belied his 75 years and the fact that he had been diagnosed with terminal cancer.
  • Johnson attributes her spryness and stamina to regular exercise: she walks a lot and works out at the New York Sports Club twice a week.

Origin

mid 18th century: of unknown origin.

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