Etymology
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sprightly (adj.)

1590s, from spright, an early 16c. variant of sprite, + -ly (1). Related: Sprightliness.

updated on November 13, 2013

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Definitions of sprightly from WordNet

sprightly (adj.)
full of spirit and vitality;
a sprightly young girl
a sprightly dance
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.