Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: perky
IPA transcription: [p'…Ěki]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: buoyant, chirpy, perky
    Meaning: characterized by liveliness and lightheartedness; "buoyant spirits"; "his quick wit and chirpy humor"; "looking bright and well and chirpy"; "a perky little widow in her 70s"
Usage examples
  • They taught the perky boy that he was not everything, and the limp boy that he might be something.
  • They even welcomed those boys who were neither limp nor perky, but odd--those boys who had never been at a public school at all, and such do not find a welcome everywhere.