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Sparky Lyle threw me a slider, and it wound up in the seats. We won, and it was a memorable moment.
Richie Allen

Meaning of "sparky" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SPARKY

sparky  [ˈspɑːkɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SPARKY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sparky is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SPARKY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Sparky

Sparky is a common nickname for people and animals. It may refer to: People: ▪ Earl John Sparky Adams, American Major League Baseball player ▪ George Lee Sparky Anderson, American Major League Baseball manager ▪ H. F. Gierke III, North Dakota Supreme Court justice ▪ Mark Hughes, former Welsh international football player and manager ▪ Eddie Lake, American Major League Baseball player ▪ Shelly Liddelow, Australian field hockey player ▪ Albert Walter Sparky Lyle, American Major League Baseball pitcher ▪ Sparky Marcus, American child actor ▪ Mark Matejka, American Southern rock guitarist ▪ Marv Olson, American Major League Baseball player ▪ Mark Phillips, vocalist of the British band Demented Are Go ▪ Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist, creator of the Peanuts comic strip ▪ Ronald Speirs, United States Army officer ▪ Wilbur Stalcup, American college basketball coach ▪ Melville Vail, Canadian hockey player ▪ Phillip...

Definition of sparky in the English dictionary

The definition of sparky in the dictionary is lively; vivacious; spirited.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SPARKY


Abnaki
æbˈnɑːkɪ
barky
ˈbɑːkɪ
darkie
ˈdɑːkɪ
darky
ˈdɑːkɪ
eparchy
ˈɛpɑːkɪ
hierarchy
ˈhaɪəˌrɑːkɪ
Iraqi
ɪˈrɑːkɪ
kaki
ˈkɑːkɪ
Kawasaki
ˌkɑːwəˈsɑːkɪ
khaki
ˈkɑːkɪ
Nagasaki
ˌnɑːɡəˈsɑːkɪ
parky
ˈpɑːkɪ
patriarchy
ˈpeɪtrɪˌɑːkɪ
saki
ˈsɑːkɪ
sparkie
ˈspɑːkɪ
Starkey
ˈstɑːkɪ
sukiyaki
ˌsuːkɪˈjɑːkɪ
toparchy
ˈtɒpɑːkɪ
triarchy
ˈtraɪɑːkɪ
Yamasaki
ˌjæməˈsɑːkɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SPARKY

spark plug
spark transmitter
sparker
sparkie
sparkier
sparkiest
sparkily
sparking plug
sparkishly
sparkle
sparkler
sparkless
sparklessly
sparklet
sparkling
sparkling wine
sparklingly
sparkly
sparks
sparlike

WORDS THAT END LIKE SPARKY

autarky
dorky
forky
Gorky
jerky
kerky
larky
mirky
murky
narky
perky
porky
quirky
sarky
smirky
snarky

Synonyms and antonyms of sparky in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «sparky» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SPARKY

Find out the translation of sparky to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sparky from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sparky» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

得利
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sparky
570 millions of speakers

English

sparky
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Sparky
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سباركي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Спарки
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Sparky
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্পার্কি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sparky
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sparky
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sparky
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

スパーキー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

스파키
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sparky
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sparky
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஸ்பார்க்கி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चपळ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sparky
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sparky
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Sparky
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Спаркі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sparky
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

sparky
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Sparky
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sparky
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Sparky
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sparky

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SPARKY»

The term «sparky» is quite widely used and occupies the 30.710 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SPARKY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sparky

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2 QUOTES WITH «SPARKY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sparky.
1
Richie Allen
Sparky Lyle threw me a slider, and it wound up in the seats. We won, and it was a memorable moment.
2
Geri Halliwell
It is a blessing to have pretty people around me. I like people who are sparky, positive. Evil, dark people are repelled by me: 'Oooh no! Too much sunlight.'

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SPARKY»

Discover the use of sparky in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sparky and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
They Call Me Sparky
Traces the life and career of the only manager to win the World Series in both the National and American Leagues
‎1998
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Sparky!
A child takes a sloth named Sparky as a pet.
Jenny Offill, 2014
3
Sparky and Me: My Friendship with Sparky Anderson and the ...
This is a great read, a great understanding of the humanity of playing baseball.” –Peter Gammons, MLB Network “For decades, it seemed like everyone in baseball knew Sparky Anderson, and almost all of us considered him a friend.
Dan Ewald, 2012
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Sparky!
. . Sparky! gives us not only a vivid portrait of baseball's most successful manager but also a refreshing view of a guy who has his head screwed on right".--The New York Times Book Review. Now available in paperback. 20 photographs.
Sparky Anderson, 1991
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Sparky: He Is Our Pet
Sparky's story emphasizes how we can learn to be kind and share our love with a pet. Sparky: He Is Our Pet is the second book of A Considerate Curriculum Series 2010 by Sherry Ramrattan Smith.
Sherry Ramrattan Smith, Benjamin Eric Smith, 2010
6
Joe and Sparky, Superstars!
When Joe the giraffe and his friend Sparky, a turtle, see a television talent show, Joe tries to find Sparky's talent so that they can compete.
Jamie Michalak, 2013
7
Sparky's Valentine victory
Gwendolyn teaches her pet chicken Sparky to tap dance for the Valentine's Day pet show, but Sparky is too exhausted to perform.
Marilyn Jeffers Walton, 1983
8
Sparky T's Adventures
This book and the series to come is about a little dog who came into our family about four years ago.
Donald R. Taylor, 2011
9
Sparky and Eddie: Trouble With Bugs
Eddie's best friend Sparky saves the day when Eddie's prized collection of bugs is eaten by one of the exhibits at the school science fair.
Tony Johnston, Susannah Ryan, 1999
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Sparky Fights Back: A Little Dog's Big Battle Against Cancer
Non-fiction narrative. True story of Sparky, a dog who survived a non-curable cancer. Written by the dog's owners. Special help section "If Your Dog Gets Cancer"
Josée Clerens, John Clifton, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SPARKY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sparky is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Sharky's, Sparky's raided; charges include drugs, guns
Agents said they purchased cocaine and narcotics from 16 employees and one person suspected of being a drug supplier at Sparky's Sports Bar and Pub, 740 ... «Fayetteville Observer, Mar 15»
2
Rocco Adds Sparky Woods To Spider Football Coaching Staff
UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. – University of Richmond Spider head football coach Danny Rocco announced the hiring of former VMI head coach Sparky ... «RIchmond Spiders Athletic, Feb 15»
3
VMI declines to extend new contract to football coach Sparky Woods
I certainly never sat with Sparky and talked about numbers in terms of games we needed to win,” he said. “This is a qualitative and quantitative assessment in an ... «Roanoke Times, Nov 14»
4
Meet Sparky, Nissan's Leaf-based, Frontier-bedded EV parts hauler …
This is Sparky, as he's known around the campus. It is a Nissan LEAF crossed with a Nissan Frontier, brought to life by Nissan's Roland Schellenberg and ... «Autoblog, Sep 14»
5
Hubble uncovers extreme galaxy called 'Sparky'
Using archival, far-infrared images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the ESA/NASA Herschel Space Observatory, the team found that Sparky is ... «Futurity: Research News, Sep 14»
6
Astronomers spot the birth of 'Sparky,' a massive star factory
Using high-powered telescopes and cameras, researchers observed a newly discovered galaxy -- which they nicknamed "Sparky" -- as it was about 11 billion ... «Washington Post, Aug 14»
7
5 things to know about Tennessee electric chair
THE RETURN OF 'OLD SPARKY'. Tennessee is one of several states to nickname its electric chair "Old Sparky." The chair was built out of the gallows used by ... «The Tennessean, Jul 14»
8
Power plant that fed Sing Sing's 'Old Sparky' could become site of …
Supporters envision thousands of tourists streaming "up the river" from New York to see artifacts including "Old Sparky," as the chair was known; a metal "head ... «Fox Business, Jun 14»
9
Sea lion is rescued by Huntington Beach police, then dies
The four officers spent 30 minutes trying to untangle the sea lion, which they affectionately named Sparky. Every time they approached, Sparky would retreat ... «Los Angeles Times, May 14»
10
Calgary Zoo hippo Sparky defies odds and birth control and delivers …
Calgary Zoo staff are mourning two hippo twins that arrived stillborn in a surprise delivery for mother Sparky. Despite being on birth control, 26-year-old ... «Calgary Sun, Jan 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Sparky [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sparky>. Jul 2020 ».
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