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"

Wiktionary

  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.]

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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How to say sparkle in sign language?

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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. 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 beauty is revealed only if there is a light within.

  2. Evil Rarity:

    Rarity: Or, should I say that I’ve ever imagined! Spike: Oh yeah we should definitely go by- (loud gasp) Twilight Sparkle: Spike! Never ever ever take another book at the castle with out asking! Spike: What? Just being honest, it’s what good friends do. (Twilight growls)

  3. Richard Simmons:

    No one should be worried about me, Simmons said. The people that surround me are wonderful people who take great care of me. WATCH: The Real Reason Richard Simmons Has Been in Hiding For Nearly a Year On Saturday, the New York Daily News published a long report citing on and off the record sources who expressed concern for Simmons' well-being. Simmons called the report very hurtful. I love all the people who worry about me, Simmons said. But it was time for me to take some time to be by myself. For the last 40 years I have been traveling, teaching classes, and I had a knee injury, so I had a knee replacement, which was very difficult for me… I have really just been taking it easy, staying at home, working out in my gym and doing the things I haven't done in a very long time. According to Simmons, he's been keeping in shape despite concern that he might need another knee replacement. In response to speculation he has avoided going out because he has gained weight, Simmons said, I still weigh 150. I work out every day. I have a gym at the house, and I am very healthy. Simmons was last photographed in January 2014 by TMZ. In November 2014, reports of Simmons' knee injury surfaced. Simmons took to Facebook then to thank his fans for their outpouring of love and concern. I have had a tough time dealing with this injury, as it is keeping me from doing what I truly love to do and that is to teach classes around the world, he wrote. Make sure you keep Sweatin'! NEWS: Richard Simmons Feels for Miley Cyrus The Sweatin' to the Oldies creator made his last public appearance in December 13, 2013, at SPARKLE: An All-Star Holiday Concert at ACME Comedy in Los Angeles. This is how I want to live my life right now.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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