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[spahr-klee] /ˈspɑr kli/
adjective, sparklier, sparkliest.
tending to sparkle; animated; lively:
a row of sparkly cheerleaders.
(of a wine) naturally carbonated; effervescent.
Origin of sparkly
1920-25; sparkle + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He was beautiful, sparkly and constantly wagging his stumpy little tail.
  • The battered disk puffed into a swirling, sparkly ball of gas and stars-an elliptical galaxy.
  • Live, the band is as fluid and sparkly as it can be arid and mopey on recordings.
  • Wright's iceberg lettuce salad is crisp and sparkly.
  • Try a matte purple or blue for daytime and sparkly golds or reds for night.
  • Check out their amazing gallery of sparkly, curvy, freaky creations and get ready for yesterday's tomorrow.
  • Solar energy put storage in the rechargeable battery by sun automatically sparkly in darkness.
  • They spin their own sparkly web with glue and glitter.
  • We gave them gold and silver crowns and sparkly wands.
  • On her feet were sparkly purple shoes, complementing a pink backpack that seemed unusually stuffed for a kindergartener.
Word Origin and History for sparkly

1922, from sparkle + -y (2). Related: Sparkliness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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