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spar·kle

 (spär′kəl)
intr.v. spar·kled, spar·kling, spar·kles
1. To give off sparks.
2.
a. To give off or reflect flashes of light; glitter: "The night seemed very large and still, and the stars sparkled like frost in the black sky" (Laura Ingalls Wilder). "The diamonds sparkled in a sunset ray that came through the slats of the shutters" (Edith Wharton). See Synonyms at flash.
b. To be reflected in small flashes of light: "The light of the rising moon sparkled on the sea" (Arthur C. Clarke).
3. To be brilliant in performance.
4. To make or contain witty or intelligently lively remarks: Their conversation sparkled all evening.
5. To release gas bubbles; effervesce: Champagne sparkles.
n.
1. A small spark or gleaming particle.
2. A glittering quality.
3. Brilliant animation; vivacity.
4. Emission of gas bubbles; effervescence.

[Middle English sparklen, frequentative of sparken, to spark; see spark1.]

sparkle

(ˈspɑːkəl)
vb
1. to issue or reflect or cause to issue or reflect bright points of light
2. (intr) (of wine, mineral water, etc) to effervesce
3. (intr) to be vivacious or witty
n
4. a point of light, spark, or gleam
5. vivacity or wit
[C12 sparklen, frequentative of sparken to spark1]

spar•kle

(ˈspɑr kəl)

v. -kled, -kling,
n. v.i.
1. 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.
v.t.
5. to cause to sparkle.
n.
6. a sparkling appearance, luster, or play of light; glitter.
7. brilliance, liveliness, or vivacity.
8. a little spark or fiery particle.
9. effervescence.
[1150–1200]
spar′kly, adj.

sparkle


Past participle: sparkled
Gerund: sparkling

Imperative
sparkle
sparkle
Present
I sparkle
you sparkle
he/she/it sparkles
we sparkle
you sparkle
they sparkle
Preterite
I sparkled
you sparkled
he/she/it sparkled
we sparkled
you sparkled
they sparkled
Present Continuous
I am sparkling
you are sparkling
he/she/it is sparkling
we are sparkling
you are sparkling
they are sparkling
Present Perfect
I have sparkled
you have sparkled
he/she/it has sparkled
we have sparkled
you have sparkled
they have sparkled
Past Continuous
I was sparkling
you were sparkling
he/she/it was sparkling
we were sparkling
you were sparkling
they were sparkling
Past Perfect
I had sparkled
you had sparkled
he/she/it had sparkled
we had sparkled
you had sparkled
they had sparkled
Future
I will sparkle
you will sparkle
he/she/it will sparkle
we will sparkle
you will sparkle
they will sparkle
Future Perfect
I will have sparkled
you will have sparkled
he/she/it will have sparkled
we will have sparkled
you will have sparkled
they will have sparkled
Future Continuous
I will be sparkling
you will be sparkling
he/she/it will be sparkling
we will be sparkling
you will be sparkling
they will be sparkling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sparkling
you have been sparkling
he/she/it has been sparkling
we have been sparkling
you have been sparkling
they have been sparkling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sparkling
you will have been sparkling
he/she/it will have been sparkling
we will have been sparkling
you will have been sparkling
they will have been sparkling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sparkling
you had been sparkling
he/she/it had been sparkling
we had been sparkling
you had been sparkling
they had been sparkling
Conditional
I would sparkle
you would sparkle
he/she/it would sparkle
we would sparkle
you would sparkle
they would sparkle
Past Conditional
I would have sparkled
you would have sparkled
he/she/it would have sparkled
we would have sparkled
you would have sparkled
they would have sparkled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sparkle - merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenancesparkle - 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"
verve, vitality - an energetic style
expression, look, face, facial expression, aspect - the feelings expressed on a person's face; "a sad expression"; "a look of triumph"; "an angry face"
2.sparkle - the occurrence of a small flash or spark
flash - a sudden intense burst of radiant energy
3.sparkle - the quality of shining with a bright reflected lightsparkle - the quality of shining with a bright reflected light
brightness - the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white
Verb1.sparkle - reflect brightly; "Unquarried marble sparkled on the hillside"
shine, reflect - be bright by reflecting or casting light; "Drive carefully--the wet road reflects"
2.sparkle - be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity; "The musical performance sparkled"; "A scintillating conversation"; "his playing coruscated throughout the concert hall"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
3.sparkle - emit or produce sparks; "A high tension wire, brought down by a storm, can continue to spark"
give out, emit, give off - give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.; "The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits"
4.sparkle - become bubbly or frothy or foaming; "The boiling soup was frothing"; "The river was foaming"; "Sparkling water"
lather - form a lather; "The shaving cream lathered"
bubble - form, produce, or emit bubbles; "The soup was bubbling"
seethe - foam as if boiling; "a seething liquid"

sparkle

verb
1. glitter, flash, spark, shine, beam, glow, gleam, wink, shimmer, twinkle, dance, glint, glisten, glister (archaic), scintillate, coruscate His bright eyes sparkled.
2. be lively, be full of life, be bubbly, be ebullient, be vivacious, be effervescent She sparkles, and has as much zest as a person half her age.
noun
1. glitter, flash, gleam, spark, dazzle, flicker, brilliance, twinkle, glint, radiance, coruscation There was a sparkle in her eye that could not be hidden.
2. vivacity, life, spirit, dash, zip (informal), vitality, animation, panache, gaiety, élan, brio, liveliness, vim (slang) There was little sparkle in their performance.

sparkle

verb
To emit light suddenly in rays or sparks:
noun
1. A lively, emphatic, eager quality or manner:
Informal: ginger, pep, peppiness.
Slang: oomph.
2. Sparkling, brilliant light:
Translations
بَريق، تألُّقحَيَوِيَّه، لَمَعانيَتَلألأيَلْمَع، يتألَّق
jiskřeníjiskřitzářitživost
funklenglimteglimtengnistsprudle
szikrázássziporkázik
geisli, neistiglaîværîglitraleiftra, geisla
dzirkstīšanadzirkstītdzirkstsdzīvīgumskūsāt
blesklesketati se
canlılıkışıldamakışıltıneşeneşe saçmak

sparkle

[ˈspɑːkl]
A. Ncentelleo m, destello m (fig) → chispa f, viveza f
a person without sparkleuna persona sin chispa or viveza
B. VI (= flash) → centellear, echar chispas; (= shine) → brillar; (= stand out) → relucir
the conversation sparkledla conversación fue animadísima
she doesn't exactly sparkleno tiene mucha alegría que digamos

sparkle

[ˈspɑːrkəl]
n
[glass, crystal, star] → scintillement m
There was a sparkle in her eye
BUT Il y avait une lueur dans ses yeux.; Il y avait une étincelle dans ses yeux.
(fig) [performance, person] → brio m
vi
[jewel, star, glass, crystal, eyes, sea] → étinceler; [water] → scintiller
The sea sparkled in the sun → La mer étincelait au soleil.
(fig) [person] → briller

sparkle

nFunkeln nt, → Glitzern nt; (of eyes)Funkeln nt; he has no sparkle, he lacks sparkleihm fehlt der (rechte) Schwung
vifunkeln, glitzern; (eyes)blitzen, funkeln (→ with vor +dat); (fig: person) → vor Leben(sfreude) sprühen; (with intelligence, wit etc) → brillieren; her eyes sparkled with excitementihre Augen blitzten vor Erregung; she was so happy she really sparkledsie sprühte geradezu vor Glück; his conversation sparkled (with wit)seine Unterhaltung sprühte vor Geist

sparkle

[ˈspɑːkl]
1. n (gen) → scintillio, sfavillio (fig) (of person, conversation) → brio
2. vi (flash, shine) → scintillare, sfavillare, luccicare; (eyes) → brillare, luccicare; (person, conversation) → brillare; (wine) → frizzare, spumeggiare

sparkle

(ˈspaːkl) noun
1. an effect like that made by little sparks. There was a sudden sparkle as her diamond ring caught the light.
2. liveliness or brightness. She has lots of sparkle.
verb
1. to glitter, as if throwing off tiny sparks. The snow sparkled in the sunlight.
2. to be lively or witty. She really sparkled at that party.
ˈsparkling adjective
1. (of wines) giving off bubbles of gas.
2. lively. sparkling humour/wit.
References in classic literature ?
With the first burst of the band, Amy's color rose, her eyes began to sparkle, and her feet to tap the floor impatiently, for she danced well and wanted Laurie to know it.
Grandfather's eyes were not at all like those of an old man; they were bright blue, and had a fresh, frosty sparkle.
But if she were a long while absent he became pettish and nervously restless, pacing the room to and fro with the uncertainty that characterized all his movements; or else would sit broodingly in his great chair, resting his head on his hands, and evincing life only by an electric sparkle of ill-humor, whenever Hepzibah endeavored to arouse him.
It was the first word of kindness the child had ever heard in her life; and the sweet tone and manner struck strangely on the wild, rude heart, and a sparkle of something like a tear shone in the keen, round, glittering eye; but it was followed by the short laugh and habitual grin.
There is a profound monotonousness about its facts that baffles and defeats one's sincerest efforts to make them sparkle and enthuse.
Yes, it was the Rigi-Kulm hotel--the one that occupies the extreme summit, and whose remote little sparkle of lights we had often seen glinting high aloft among the stars from our balcony away down yonder in Lucerne.
The sparkle of her eyes, glow of her cheeks, sheen of her falling hair, passed unnoticed in the all- conquering charm of the rose-colored garment.
He wanted all to lie in an ecstasy of peace; I wanted all to sparkle and dance in a glorious jubilee.
In India skies were hot and blazing; this was of a deep cool blue which almost seemed to sparkle like the waters of some lovely bottomless lake, and here and there, high, high in the arched blueness floated small clouds of snow-white fleece.
Her headlong course down the house stairs; the brisk activity of all her movements; the incessant sparkle of expression in her face; the enticing gayety which took the hearts of the quietest people by storm -- even the reckless delight in bright colors which showed itself in her brilliantly-striped morning dress, in her fluttering ribbons, in the large scarlet rosettes on her smart little shoes -- all sprang alike from the same source; from the overflowing physical health which strengthened every muscle, braced every nerve, and set the warm young blood tingling through her veins, like the blood of a growing child.
His honest eyes fire up, and sparkle, as if their depths were stirred by something bright.
A sparkle hath been quenched by his blood, which no human breath can again rekindle