What does sparkle mean?

Definitions for sparkle
ˈspɑr kəlsparkle

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sparkle.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sparkle, twinkle, spark, lightnoun

    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, coruscationnoun

    the occurrence of a small flash or spark

  3. glitter, glister, glisten, scintillation, sparkleverb

    the quality of shining with a bright reflected light

  4. sparkle, scintillate, coruscateverb

    reflect brightly

    "Unquarried marble sparkled on the hillside"

  5. sparkle, scintillate, coruscateverb

    be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity

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

  6. spark, sparkleverb

    emit or produce sparks

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

  7. foam, froth, fizz, effervesce, sparkle, form bubblesverb

    become bubbly or frothy or foaming

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

Wiktionary

  1. sparklenoun

    A little spark; a scintillation.

    Etymology: from sparken + -le

  2. sparklenoun

    Brilliance; luster

    the sparkle of a diamond.

    Etymology: from sparken + -le

  3. sparkleverb

    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.

    Etymology: from sparken + -le

  4. sparkleverb

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

    Etymology: from sparken + -le

  5. sparkleverb

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

    Etymology: from sparken + -le

  6. sparkleverb

    To emit in the form or likeness of sparks.

    Etymology: from sparken + -le

  7. sparkleverb

    To disperse.

    Etymology: from sparken + -le

  8. sparkleverb

    To scatter on or over.

    Etymology: from sparken + -le

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sparklenoun

    a little spark; a scintillation

    Etymology: [Dim. of spark.]

  2. Sparklenoun

    brilliancy; luster; as, the sparkle of a diamond

    Etymology: [Dim. of spark.]

  3. Sparklenoun

    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

    Etymology: [Dim. of spark.]

  4. Sparklenoun

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

    Etymology: [Dim. of spark.]

  5. Sparklenoun

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

    Etymology: [Dim. of spark.]

  6. Sparkleverb

    to emit in the form or likeness of sparks

    Etymology: [Dim. of spark.]

  7. Sparkleverb

    to disperse

    Etymology: [Dim. of spark.]

  8. Sparkleverb

    to scatter on or over

    Etymology: [Dim. of spark.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sparkle

    spärk′l, n. a little spark: lustre, brilliance: the presence of carbon dioxide, as in a wine, causing effervescence: the emission of sparks.—v.i. to emit sparks: to shine, glitter: to effervesce with glittering bubbles, or to contain much carbon dioxide, as certain wines.—v.t. to throw out sparklingly.—n. Spark′ler, one who, or that which, sparkles.—adj. Spark′less, not giving out sparks.—adv. Spark′lessly.—n. Spark′let, a small spark.—adj. Spark′ling, giving out sparks: glittering: brilliant: lively.—adv. Spark′lingly, in a sparkling manner: with vivid and twinkling lustre.—n. Spark′lingness, the quality of being sparkling: vivid and twinkling lustre. [A freq. of spark.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sparkle in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sparkle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of sparkle in a Sentence

  1. Jon McBride:

    I look back on my childhood and I was inspired by people who came and talked about futuristic things and the possibilities that you can do pretty much anything you want to do, i love to see the sparkle on kids’ eyes when I talk to them about them being perhaps the first person to walk on Mars one of these days. You can see their eyes light up.

  2. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross:

    People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in, their true beauty is only seen if there is a light within.

  3. David Fitzpatrick:

    He's just a wonderful dog and he's made correctly. He has showmanship, he fits the breed standard. He has that little extra something, that little sparkle that sets a dog apart.

  4. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross:

    People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beuty is revealed only if there is a light from within.

  5. John Surtees:

    He's very interested in the past, and the cars and the motorcycles. He's a great enthusiast, but there was something missing from him this last year, the sparkle wasn't there. But I think because he's such an enthusiast, this is just what he needs. And what Ferrari needs.

Images & Illustrations of sparkle

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