adjective, spry·er, spry·est or spri·er, spri·est.
Origin of spry
Examples from the Web for spryly
Then she hopped off as spryly as a sparrow, on her thin ankles, moving with nervous haste.The Debtor|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
There is no shadow of doubt in Stratford that the spirits of the Riggses are spryly cavorting around their former abode.The Best Ghost Stories|Various
And there they found his mother, sweeping the floor as spryly as if she had never known a sick day in her whole life.The Tale of Billy Woodchuck|Arthur Scott Bailey
The next morning Rusty Wren helped his wife so spryly that long before midday the house-cleaning was finished.The Tale of Rusty Wren|Arthur Scott Bailey
And all the time Johnnie Green was working as spryly as he could.The Tale of Old Dog Spot|Arthur Scott Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for spryly
adjective spryer, spryest, sprier or spriest
Word Origin for spry
Word Origin and History for spryly
1746, dialectal, perhaps a shortening and alteration of sprightly, or from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse sprækr, dialectal Swedish sprygg "brisk, active"), from Proto-Germanic *sprek-, from PIE *(s)preg- "to jerk, scatter" (see sparse).