Hypertext Webster Gateway: "sprightly"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Sprightly \Spright"ly\, a. [Compar. {Sprightlier}; superl.
{Sprightliest}.] [See {Sprite}.]
Sprightlike, or spiritlike; lively; brisk; animated;
vigorous; airy; gay; as, a sprightly youth; a sprightly air;
a sprightly dance. ``Sprightly wit and love inspires.''

The sprightly Sylvia trips along the green. --Pope.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj : full of spirit and vitality; "a sprightly young girl"; "a
sprightly dance"

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