Definition of sparky in English:


adjectivesparkier, sparkiest

  • Lively and high-spirited.

    ‘her sparky personality’
    • ‘Philip Osment's sparky translation briefly announces the content of each of the play's 13 episodes.’
    • ‘Always sparky company, his enthusiasm and generosity were unremitting, although he remained far from wealthy throughout his life.’
    • ‘Impressed by his sparky presence, Llewellyn made him the star of his own series, The Naked Chef.’
    • ‘Malgas was a humble but sparky man with a deep knowledge of nature who was proud of his San ancestry.’
    • ‘The spry, sparky gent returned to his native Istanbul after a stint in the mid-1990s as director of the Centre for Curatorial Studies Museum at Bard College.’
    • ‘The woman leaning forward in the tea room of the Shelbourne Hotel to pour the photographer some tea is bright-eyed, sparky and enthusiastic.’
    • ‘Streep has moved way beyond her reputation for mastery of wildly different accents, and is now enjoying a burst of sparky creativity in her fifties, typified by her energetic, mesmerising portrayal of these multiple personalities.’
    • ‘Mawdsley's production is flabby, and only highlights the play's creaky construction, but the cast are good value and make the most of the often sparky dialogue.’
    cheerful, happy, jolly, merry, bright, sunny, joyous, light-hearted, in good spirits, in high spirits, sparkling, bubbly, effervescent, exuberant, ebullient, cock-a-hoop, breezy, airy, cheery, sprightly, jaunty, smiling, grinning, beaming, laughing, mirthful, radiant
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  • An electrician.

    • ‘The sparkies are going to be working overtime to replace fried electrical components.’
    • ‘Brickies, chipies, sparkies etc have a natural appeal that I realise I am not unique in finding attractive.’
    • ‘Young people are now coming out of their time and going into jobs as plumbers, sparkies, or carpenters.’