Definitions

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  • adj. Of or relating to a sprite.
  • adj. Sprightly
  • adv. In a manner reminiscent of a sprite.

Etymologies

sprite +‎ -ly (“adjective suffix”) (Wiktionary)
sprite +‎ -ly (“adverb suffix”) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It never felt lacking, and could even be described as "spritely" at times, especially when you dig your spurs in and the VTEC comes on.

    Autoblog

  • Peter Moore is "spritely," FIFA might use motion controls login now to post a comment

    Destructoid

  • If I interpret "spritely" right, it means Fidel is a two-dimensional image.

    Knowledge is Power

  • Every other Wednesday evening for the past few years I've been offering commentary on a spritely show on public radio called Marketplace.

    Robert Reich: The Triumph of Dogma, and a Sad Goodbye to David Frum

  • In Mr. Burke's 2010 novel "The Glass Rainbow," his iconic Louisiana detective Dave Robicheaux has matured into a spritely 73-year-old who does 50 push-ups and 100 stomach crunches in his backyard.

    The (Really) Long Goodbye

  • Here is Quetzalcóatl present before me in modern Mexico City, the divine made manifest in the figure of a spritely young fashion designer wearing fitted gray jeans, boots, and Burberry sunglasses, indoors and out.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal Bergdorf Goodman's women's store today Every day, weather permitting, the spritely Mr. Neimark, 90, plays nine holes of golf, has a quiet lunch with his wife of nearly 60 years, Jackie, and works on his correspondences and various projects.

    Talking Shop

  • So begins William Arthur Ward's "A New Year" -- spritely guy, right?

    Emily K. Schwartz: Creating a Little Magic This New Year

  • To the surface-dwellers she is Water Woman, sensual and spritely as Aphrodite, fearless and feisty as Artemis ...

    The Legion of American Watchers

  • No, wait, that would just result in a spritely posting on the color of vomit.

    Science Question from a Toddler: Why is poop brown? Boing Boing

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