Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Full of spirit and vitality; lively; brisk.
  • adverb In a lively, animated manner.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a sprightly manner; with vigor, liveliness, or gaiety.
  • Having a lively, distinctive taste; not palling.
  • Of or pertaining to a sprite or spirit; ghostly; spectral; incorporeal.
  • Full of spirit or vigor; brisk; lively; vivacious; animated; spirited; gay.
  • Synonyms See animation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Sprightlike, or spiritlike; lively; brisk; animated; vigorous; airy; gay

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective animated, vivacious, or gay; lively
  • adjective full of life and vigor, especially with a light and springy step
  • adjective energetic and in good health
  • adverb In a lively and vigorous way

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective full of spirit and vitality

Etymologies

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spright +‎ -ly

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