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Related to perkily: surpassingly


adj. perk·i·er, perk·i·est
1. Buoyant and self-confident; briskly cheerful.
2. Jaunty and appealing; sprightly: a perky tune.
3. Small or firm and well-formed: "her perky, shapely little body" (Joyce Carol Oates).

perk′i·ly adv.
perk′i·ness n.
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Adv.1.perkily - in a perky manner; "stuck perkily, like a bustle on a woman's skirt"
بِنَشاطٍ وَحَيَوِيَّه


adv (= cheerfully)munter; (= cheekily)kess, keck


[ˈpɜːkɪlɪ] adv (see adj) → con aria allegra, con tono allegro, vivacemente, con impertinenza


(pəːk) : perk up
to recover one's energy or cheerfulness. I gave her a cup of tea and she soon perked up.
perky adjective
lively; cheerful. You're in a perky mood.
ˈperkily adverb
ˈperkiness noun
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