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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance;
- Example: "he had a sparkle in his eye"
- Example: "there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes"
[syn: sparkle, twinkle, spark, light]

2. the occurrence of a small flash or spark;
[syn: glitter, sparkle, coruscation]

3. the quality of shining with a bright reflected light;
[syn: glitter, glister, glisten, scintillation, sparkle]


VERB (4)

1. reflect brightly;
- Example: "Unquarried marble sparkled on the hillside"
[syn: sparkle, scintillate, coruscate]

2. be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity;
- Example: "The musical performance sparkled"
- Example: "A scintillating conversation"
- Example: "his playing coruscated throughout the concert hall"
[syn: sparkle, scintillate, coruscate]

3. emit or produce sparks;
- Example: "A high tension wire, brought down by a storm, can continue to spark"
[syn: spark, sparkle]

4. become bubbly or frothy or foaming;
- Example: "The boiling soup was frothing"
- Example: "The river was foaming"
- Example: "Sparkling water"
[syn: foam, froth, fizz, effervesce, sparkle, form bubbles]

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6 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sparkle \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. [1913 Webster] A mantelet upon his shoulder hanging Bretful of rubies red, as fire sparkling. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To manifest itself by, or as if by, emitting sparks; to glisten; to flash. [1913 Webster] I see bright honor sparkle through your eyes. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. To emit little bubbles, as certain kinds of liquors; to effervesce; as, sparkling wine. [1913 Webster] Syn: To shine; glisten; scintillate; radiate; coruscate; glitter; twinkle. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sparkle \Spar"kle\, v. t. To emit in the form or likeness of sparks. "Did sparkle forth great light." --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sparkle \Spar"kle\, v. t. [Cf. Sparble.] 1. To disperse. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The Landgrave hath sparkled his army without any further enterprise. --State Papers. [1913 Webster] 2. To scatter on or over. [Obs.] --Purchas. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sparkle \Spar"kle\, n. [Dim. of spark.] 1. A little spark; a scintillation. [1913 Webster] As fire is wont to quicken and go From a sparkle sprungen amiss, Till a city brent up is. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] The shock was sufficiently strong to strike out some sparkles of his fiery temper. --Prescott. [1913 Webster] 2. Brilliancy; luster; as, the sparkle of a diamond. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

sparkle n 1: 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" [syn: sparkle, twinkle, spark, light] 2: the occurrence of a small flash or spark [syn: glitter, sparkle, coruscation] 3: the quality of shining with a bright reflected light [syn: glitter, glister, glisten, scintillation, sparkle] v 1: reflect brightly; "Unquarried marble sparkled on the hillside" [syn: sparkle, scintillate, coruscate] 2: be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity; "The musical performance sparkled"; "A scintillating conversation"; "his playing coruscated throughout the concert hall" [syn: sparkle, scintillate, coruscate] 3: emit or produce sparks; "A high tension wire, brought down by a storm, can continue to spark" [syn: spark, sparkle] 4: become bubbly or frothy or foaming; "The boiling soup was frothing"; "The river was foaming"; "Sparkling water" [syn: foam, froth, fizz, effervesce, sparkle, form bubbles]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

141 Moby Thesaurus words for "sparkle": animation, be brilliant, be merry with, beam, blaze, blink, blinking, blubber, boil, boil over, boiling, brightness, brilliance, bubble, bubble over, bubble up, bubbliness, bubbling, burble, burn, caper, caracole, carbonation, cheer, cheerfulness, chirp, chirrup, coruscate, coruscation, crack a joke, crack wise, dance, dash, dazzle, ebullience, ebulliency, ebullition, effervesce, effervescence, effervescency, elan, energy, excitement, ferment, fermentation, fire, firefly, fizz, fizzle, flame, flash, fleer at, flicker, foaming, frolic, frothiness, frothing, fun, gaiety, gambol, gibe at, glance, gleam, glimmer, glimmering, glint, glisk, glisten, glister, glitter, glittering, glow, glowworm, guggle, gurgle, gusto, hiss, jape, jest, joke, josh, joy, kid, kid around, laugh, life, lilt, liveliness, make a funny, make fun, make fun of, mock, oomph, pep, piquancy, play on words, plop, poignancy, poke fun at, pun, pungency, quip, raciness, radiance, radiate cheer, ridicule, romp, scintilla, scintillate, scintillation, scoff at, seethe, shimmer, shimmering, shine, simmer, sing, skip, smile, spangle, spark, spirit, spumescence, stroboscopic light, tinsel, twinkle, twinkling, utter a mot, verve, vigor, vim, vivacity, vividness, whistle, wink, wisecrack, wittiness, work, zeal, zing, zip