perky Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"perky" in British English

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perkyadjective

uk   /ˈpɜː.ki/  us   /ˈpɝː-/
happy and ​full of ​energy: You ​look very perky this ​morning.
perkily
adverb uk   us   /-kɪ.li/
"Does anyone ​want to come out ​jogging with me?" he said perkily.
perkiness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of perky from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"perky" in American English

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perkyadjective

 us   /ˈpɜr·ki/
showing a lot of ​energy in a ​happy, confident way: Kimberly ​burst in with a ​crowd of perky ​teenagers.
(Definition of perky from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “perky”
in Chinese (Simplified) 快活的, 活跃的, 生气勃勃的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 快活的, 活躍的, 生氣勃勃的…
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