Definitions for sparkleˈspɑr kəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

spar•kleˈspɑr kəl(v.; n.)-kled, -kling

  1. (v.i.)to shine or glisten with little gleams of light, as a brilliant gem; glitter.

  2. to be brilliant, lively, or vivacious.

  3. to emit little sparks, as burning matter.

  4. (of wine, soda water, etc.) to effervesce.

    Category: Viniculture/Winemaking

  5. (v.t.)to cause to sparkle.

  6. (n.)a sparkling appearance, luster, or play of light; glitter.

  7. brilliance, liveliness, or vivacity.

  8. a little spark or fiery particle.

  9. effervescence.

Origin of sparkle:

1150–1200

spar′kly(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sparkle, twinkle, spark, light(noun)

    merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance

    "he had a sparkle in his eye"; "there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes"

  2. glitter, sparkle, coruscation(noun)

    the occurrence of a small flash or spark

  3. glitter, glister, glisten, scintillation, sparkle(verb)

    the quality of shining with a bright reflected light

  4. sparkle, scintillate, coruscate(verb)

    reflect brightly

    "Unquarried marble sparkled on the hillside"

  5. sparkle, scintillate, coruscate(verb)

    be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity

    "The musical performance sparkled"; "A scintillating conversation"; "his playing coruscated throughout the concert hall"

  6. spark, sparkle(verb)

    emit or produce sparks

    "A high tension wire, brought down by a storm, can continue to spark"

  7. foam, froth, fizz, effervesce, sparkle, form bubbles(verb)

    become bubbly or frothy or foaming

    "The boiling soup was frothing"; "The river was foaming"; "Sparkling water"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sparkle(verb)ˈspɑr kəl

    to shine with points of light that appear and disappear

    stars sparkling at night

  2. sparkleˈspɑr kəl

    to be lively and exciting

    Her eyes sparkled with excitement.; the sparkle of diamonds; a speech with no sparkle

Wiktionary

  1. sparkle(Noun)

    A little spark; a scintillation.

  2. sparkle(Noun)

    Brilliance; luster

    the sparkle of a diamond.

  3. sparkle(Verb)

    To emit sparks; to throw off ignited or incandescent particles; to shine as if throwing off sparks; to emit flashes of light; to scintillate; to twinkle; as, the blazing wood sparkles; the stars sparkle.

  4. sparkle(Verb)

    To manifest itself by, or as if by, emitting sparks; to glisten; to flash.

  5. sparkle(Verb)

    To emit little bubbles, as certain kinds of liquors; to effervesce; as, sparkling wine.

  6. sparkle(Verb)

    To emit in the form or likeness of sparks.

  7. sparkle(Verb)

    To disperse.

  8. sparkle(Verb)

    To scatter on or over.

  9. Origin: from sparken + -le

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sparkle(noun)

    a little spark; a scintillation

  2. Sparkle(noun)

    brilliancy; luster; as, the sparkle of a diamond

  3. Sparkle(noun)

    to emit sparks; to throw off ignited or incandescent particles; to shine as if throwing off sparks; to emit flashes of light; to scintillate; to twinkle; as, the blazing wood sparkles; the stars sparkle

  4. Sparkle(noun)

    to manifest itself by, or as if by, emitting sparks; to glisten; to flash

  5. Sparkle(noun)

    to emit little bubbles, as certain kinds of liquors; to effervesce; as, sparkling wine

  6. Sparkle(verb)

    to emit in the form or likeness of sparks

  7. Sparkle(verb)

    to disperse

  8. Sparkle(verb)

    to scatter on or over

Freebase

  1. Sparkle

    Sparkle is a 1976 American film directed by Sam O'Steen and released by Warner Bros. Pictures. Inspired by The Supremes, Sparkle is a period film set in Harlem, New York during the late 1950s and early 1960s which follows the rough lives and careers of singer Sparkle Williams and her family and friends. The film stars Philip Michael Thomas, Irene Cara, Lonette McKee, Dwan Smith, Mary Alice, Dorian Harewood, and Tony King. Curtis Mayfield served as the composer and producer of Sparkle's songs and score.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

sparkle(noun)

an effect like that made by little sparks

There was a sudden sparkle as her diamond ring caught the light.

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