Definition of sparky in English:

sparky

adjective

British
  • Lively and high-spirited.

    ‘her sparky personality’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Malgas was a humble but sparky man with a deep knowledge of nature who was proud of his San ancestry.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The woman leaning forward in the tea room of the Shelbourne Hotel to pour the photographer some tea is bright-eyed, sparky and enthusiastic.’
    • ‘Impressed by his sparky presence, Llewellyn made him the star of his own series, The Naked Chef.’
    • ‘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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noun

British
informal
  • An electrician.

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

Pronunciation

sparky

/ˈspɑːki/