[sprahyt-fuh l]

Origin of sprightful

1585–95; spright (spelling variant of sprite) + -ful
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Examples from the Web for sprightful

Historical Examples of sprightful

  • His poetic effusions were homely and graphic, both in their sprightful humour and more tender sentiment.

  • The sheep person helped her off; and they stood throwing each other sentences all sprightful and sagacious for a while.