sprightly

Part of speech: noun

Sprightliness.

Part of speech: adjective

Animated; vivacious; lively.

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Usage examples "sprightly":

  1. Mr. Aubrey sitting in the library, intently engaged upon books and papers- Mrs. Aubrey and Kate now and then, arm in arm, walking slowly up and down the galleries, or one of the rooms, or the hall, not with their former sprightly gayety, but pensive, and often in tears, and then returning to the chamber of their suffering parent. - "Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 1.", Samuel Warren.
  2. He composed and sang certain sprightly songs which struck the popular fancy and achieved a reputation not only in his own town but throughout the country. - "Writing for Vaudeville", Brett Page.
  3. Isabella- poor, weak, romantic, sprightly Isabel- was not missed at first; for very terrible trouble had fallen upon the Grange. - "Emily Brontë", A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson.