What does the word sprightly mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Sprightliness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Animated; vivacious; lively.

Usage examples for 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. by 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 by 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 by A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson