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adj. frisk·i·er, frisk·i·est
Energetic, lively, and playful: a frisky kitten.

frisk′i·ly adv.
frisk′i·ness n.
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Adv.1.friskily - in a playfully frisky manner; "he moves about friskily despite his age"
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(frisk) verb
to jump about playfully. The lambs are frisking in the fields.
ˈfrisky adjective
ˈfriskily adverb
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