What does sparkle mean?

Definitions for sparkle
ˈspɑr kəlsparkle

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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"


  1. sparkle(Noun)

    A little spark; a scintillation.

    Etymology: from sparken + -le

  2. sparkle(Noun)

    Brilliance; luster

    the sparkle of a diamond.

    Etymology: from sparken + -le

  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.

    Etymology: from sparken + -le

  4. sparkle(Verb)

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

    Etymology: from sparken + -le

  5. sparkle(Verb)

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

    Etymology: from sparken + -le

  6. sparkle(Verb)

    To emit in the form or likeness of sparks.

    Etymology: from sparken + -le

  7. sparkle(Verb)

    To disperse.

    Etymology: from sparken + -le

  8. sparkle(Verb)

    To scatter on or over.

    Etymology: from sparken + -le

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sparkle(noun)

    a little spark; a scintillation

    Etymology: [Dim. of spark.]

  2. Sparkle(noun)

    brilliancy; luster; as, the sparkle of a diamond

    Etymology: [Dim. of spark.]

  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

    Etymology: [Dim. of spark.]

  4. Sparkle(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Dim. of spark.]

  5. Sparkle(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Dim. of spark.]

  6. Sparkle(verb)

    to emit in the form or likeness of sparks

    Etymology: [Dim. of spark.]

  7. Sparkle(verb)

    to disperse

    Etymology: [Dim. of spark.]

  8. Sparkle(verb)

    to scatter on or over

    Etymology: [Dim. of spark.]


  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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  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. Simone Weil:

    History is a tissue of base and cruel acts in the midst of which a few drops of purity sparkle at long intervals.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Seeing you finally smile at the emptiness, indelible smile on your face. And your terrible laugh in response to any blows and fear that fate grants. She feels powerless over you. You feel the complete absence of fear - this is the acceptance of reality in its true form. 2. The people who created and develop this world: in debt. Sins are debts after death. Sins as a loan taken from a bank of hell. 3. Truth plunges into loneliness. 4. Fate lowered the gun fuse - this is the best lie detector in the world. Take a look at your body, you are only one millimeter away from eternity, her finger on the trigger. Because of problems, your whole life will pass in one second; you will be separated from immortality by only one second. The closer you are to death, the closer you are to the truth that everything in the human world is meaningless because it is temporary. 5. A halo of knowledge within life, this is a record of projection, a person who feels reality can feel the universe: the past, present and future, and that which is timeless. 6. On the tombstone of a woman who died alone, because she always rejected, repelled, did not forgive, and broke the hearts of all the guys and men who had once offered themselves to her. Her last words were written on her stone: I have been waiting for the perfect man all my life. 7. Some harden life, while others only spoil. 8. Reality is decomposing and all the ridiculous horrors of reality are visible, since you are in the violent chronosphere, where the quantum genetic transformations of the instincts of despair are in, in the projection of an alternative reality of the ego of power in which everything is programmed for decomposition. 9. The knowledge of world religions is only four keys to a higher form of awareness, they will open the gates to higher worlds; you just need to choose one of these keys in order to evolve. 10. Philosophical poetry Noir jazz saxophone of loneliness in poetic comics of memories, with light eroticism of romance. All filled with philosophical silence and self-talk. An almost finished cigarette, it goes like a thought to the logical conclusion of philosophical poetry, where you are looking for a way out of the prison of reality. You play poker with the fate of someone luck, and someone pass. It rains from sinful tears; it does not make the city more conscientious, but a little cleaner. The city is in a fog of thought, the red lightnings of anger sparkle, in the black clouds of depression and then the cold snow of indifference illuminated by the lifeless light of the curiosity of the gods. Soon a new dawn of thoughts, the black and white reality of pessimism, where in the bright colors of the expressive contrasts of the oppositions, there is only a faint light of conscience and animal instincts of darkness. Throughout the deep darkness suggests that the other world is very close and the door there is always open. Everywhere the harsh gray color of thought, periodically sound melodies of the void of truth. Everything is gray here and only red blood is the color of eternal guilt. Everything can become colored only from self-hypnosis in the bright colors of the illusions of optimism. Reason plunges into the darkness of Gothic despair and only a beloved woman can get out of there. The heart accumulates scars, but it does not stop, it continues to live for the sake of loved ones, for the sake of curiosity. In this cold void of the illusions of materialism, only true love will warm the soul, but not lust, because after an orgasm you feel sad notes of loneliness, filled on the piano of sadness. Lust is the girlfriend of egoism, which is the six of self-deception. Vivid memories are a consolation prize of eternity, unlike life they are eternal - these are prosaic scenes of cinema of karma. Scenes of comedians about heroes and villains, where you were exposed as an antihero, and your tormentors were victims. Here you feel literally every frame of sadism of fate. 11. From cruel blows of reality, a person does not become prettier. 12. From disappointment, the soul cannot stop laughing with a frightening rampant laugh, between fear and rampant angry laughter. The smiling, insanely laughing psyche growls and tears to pieces from the high-voltage psychic tension that gives birth to truth, from a smile the philosophy of the psyche breaks into two parts of the duality of the world. A huge smile is visible in the broken mirror of the psyche, and only sometimes the image of a person is reflected in them as a reflection of conscience. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  3. 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.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Outer Beauty can only please the Eye, but the Inner Beauty conquers the Heart. Inner Beauty is best seen in Diamonds, the most precious gemstones, which sparkle and shine when the Sun is out; but when the darkness sets in, they reveal their true beauty with illuminating light from within. No matter what others say or do, you must remember that you are a Diamond, and you must preserve your Divine Spark of Inner Beauty to illuminate the world.

  5. 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.

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