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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.]

sparkling

(ˈspɑːklɪŋ)
adj
(Commerce) performing very well
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sparkling - a rapid change in brightnesssparkling - a rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash
alteration, change, modification - an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"
Adj.1.sparkling - shining with brilliant points of light like stars; "sparkling snow"; "sparkling eyes"
starry - abounding with or resembling stars; "a starry night"; "starry illumination"
2.sparkling - used of wines and waters; charged naturally or artificially with carbon dioxide; "sparkling wines"; "sparkling water"
noneffervescent, still - not sparkling; "a still wine"; "still mineral water"

sparkling

adjective
1. fizzy, bubbly, effervescent, frothy, carbonated, foamy, gassy a glass of sparkling wine
2. vibrant, lively, animated, vivacious, bright, brilliant, ebullient, effervescent He is sparkling and versatile in front of the camera.
3. glittering, bright, glistening, flashing, shining, gleaming, shimmering, twinkling, glinting, scintillating, lustrous jellies that look like sparkling jewels in the fall sunshine

sparkling

adjective
1. Full of joyful, unrestrained high spirits:
2. Amusing or pleasing because of wit or originality:
Translations
حَيَوي، لامِعفَوّار
šumivýtřpytivýjiskřivýperlivý
mousserende
gyöngyözõ
freyîandilíflegur, leiftrandi
lśniący
iskriaci
bleščečpeneč se

sparkling

[ˈspɑːklɪŋ] ADJ
1. (= bright) [glass etc] → centelleante; [eyes] → chispeante
2. (= fizzy) [wine] → espumoso
a sparkling drinkuna bebida espumosa
sparkling wateragua con gas
3. (= scintillating) [person, wit, conversation] → chispeante

sparkling

[ˈspɑːrklɪŋ] adj
[jewel, light, eyes] → étincelant(e); [water] → scintillant(e)
[wine] → mousseux/euse, pétillant(e); [water] → pétillant(e)
[person, performance, wit] → étincelant(e)

sparkling

adj lightsglänzend, funkelnd; eyesfunkelnd; witsprühend; (= lively) personvor Leben sprühend; (= scintillating) performancebrilliant; (= witty) person, speech, conversationvor Geist sprühend; (= bubbling) lemonade etcperlend; wineperlend, moussierend; ciderkohlensäurehaltig; sparkling (mineral) waterMineralwasser ntmit Kohlensäure, Selterswasser nt; sparkling wine (as type) → Schaumwein m, → Sekt m; (= slightly sparkling)Perlwein m; in sparkling formin glänzender Form; the car was sparkling (clean)das Auto blitzte vor Sauberkeit
advfunkelnd, blitzend; sparkling clean floors and wallsblitzsaubere Fußböden und Wände

sparkling

[ˈspɑːklɪŋ] adj (gen) → scintillante, sfavillante; (person, conversation) → brillante; (wine) → frizzante

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 ?
A handsome little dinner was served immediately, and Mr Lammle sat sparkling at his end of the table, with his servant behind his chair, and HIS ever-lingering doubts upon the subject of his wages behind himself.
Presently, with an odour of cooking, the Frau Professor came in, a short, very stout woman with tightly dressed hair and a red face; she had little eyes, sparkling like beads, and an effusive manner.
The nearer the travelers came to the great city the more prosperous the country became, and they crossed many bridges over the sparkling streams and rivulets that watered the lands.
But the king made the most skilful workmen in his kingdom weave the three dresses: one golden, like the sun; another silvery, like the moon; and a third sparkling, like the stars: and his hunters were told to hunt out all the beasts in his kingdom, and to take the finest fur out of their skins: and thus a mantle of a thousand furs was made.
Rebecca flew down over the hill to get a last pail of spring water, and as she lifted the bucket from the crystal depths and looked out over the glowing beauty of the autumn landscape, she saw a company of surveyors with their instruments making calculations and laying lines that apparently crossed Sunnybrook at the favorite spot where Mirror Pool lay clear and placid, the yellow leaves on its surface no yellower than its sparkling sands.
Denisov, with sparkling eyes and ruffled hair, sat at the clavichord striking chords with his short fingers, his legs thrown back and his eyes rolling as he sang, with his small, husky, but true voice, some verses called "Enchantress," which he had composed, and to which he was trying to fit music:
So they all wandered out into the palace grounds and stood beside the sparkling water of the Forbidden Fountain until daybreak.
Upon his head he wore a heavy golden crown set thick with sparkling jewels, and the weight of this crown caused his brow to sag in wrinkles, giving a thoughtful expression to the painted face.
There was a feeling of freshness and vigour in the very streets; and when I got free of the town, when my foot was on the sands and my face towards the broad, bright bay, no language can describe the effect of the deep, clear azure of the sky and ocean, the bright morning sunshine on the semicircular barrier of craggy cliffs surmounted by green swelling hills, and on the smooth, wide sands, and the low rocks out at sea--looking, with their clothing of weeds and moss, like little grass-grown islands--and above all, on the brilliant, sparkling waves.
We had been picking apples all day, but were taking a mid-afternoon rest around the well, with a cup of its sparkling cold water to refresh us.
A sparkling ribbon of moonlight garlanded the gulf.
Here the wind blew freshly, and the great waves rolled and broke at Thistle's feet, as he stood upon the shore, watching the billows dancing and sparkling in the sun.