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Meaning of SPARKLE

Pronunciation:  'spârkul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the quality of glittering or sparkling brightly
  2. [n]  brightness and animation of countenance; "he had a sparkle in his eye"
  3. [n]  the occurrence of a small flash or spark
  4. [v]  be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity; "The musical performance sparkled"; "A scintillating conversation"; "his playing coruscated throught the concert hall"
  5. [v]  of liquids; "The boiling soup was frothing"
  6. [v]  reflect brightly; "Unquarried marble sparkled on the hillside"
  7. [v]  emit or produce sparks; "A high tension wire, brought down by a storm, can continue to spark"

SPARKLE is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: coruscate, coruscate, coruscation, effervesce, fizz, foam, froth, glisten, glister, glitter, glitter, light, scintillate, scintillate, scintillation, spark, spark
 See Also: aspect, be, brightness, bubble, emit, expression, face, facial expression, flash, give off, give out, look, reflect, shine, verve, vitality



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Spar"kle\, n. [Dim. of spark.]
    1. A little spark; a scintillation.
             As fire is wont to quicken and go From a sparkle
             sprungen amiss, Till a city brent up is. --Chaucer.
             The shock was sufficiently strong to strike out some
             sparkles of his fiery temper.         --Prescott.
    2. Brilliancy; luster; as, the sparkle of a diamond.
  2. \Spar"kle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sparkled}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Sparkling}.] [See {Sparkle}, n., Spark of fire.]
    1. 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.
             A mantelet upon his shoulder hanging Bretful of
             rubies red, as fire sparkling.        --Chaucer.
    2. To manifest itself by, or as if by, emitting sparks; to
       glisten; to flash.
             I see bright honor sparkle through your eyes.
    3. To emit little bubbles, as certain kinds of liquors; to
       effervesce; as, sparkling wine.
    Syn: To shine; glisten; scintillate; radiate; coruscate;
         glitter; twinkle.
  3. \Spar"kle\, v. t.
    To emit in the form or likeness of sparks. ``Did sparkle
    forth great light.'' --Spenser.
  4. \Spar"kle\, v. t. [Cf. {Sparble}.]
    1. To disperse. [Obs.]
             The Landgrave hath sparkled his army without any
             further enterprise.                   --State
    2. To scatter on or over. [Obs.] --Purchas.