adjective, spark·i·er, spark·i·est.

emitting or producing sparks.
animated; lively: a sparky personality.

Origin of sparky

First recorded in 1610–20; spark1 + -y1
Related formsspark·i·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sparky

Contemporary Examples of sparky

Historical Examples of sparky

  • I did have thinks about sparky things as I did come on home.

    The Story of Opal

    Opal Whiteley

  • But mind what you are about, my sparky, and don't think to ill-use me because you happen to be the strongest!

  • A second stab of sparky flame split the darkness and Robideau reeled back into the arms of his panicky soldiers.

    Bring Me His Ears

    Clarence E. Mulford

  • Sparky's success was greatly due to his extremely specious manner, and his power of playing the part that the occasion demanded.

    The Stories of the Three Burglars

    Frank Richard Stockton

British Dictionary definitions for sparky


adjective sparkier or sparkiest

lively; vivacious; spirited
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