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Pronunciation

Etymology

spark + -le

Noun

Singular
sparkle

Plural
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  1. A little spark; a scintillation.
  2. Brilliancy; luster; as, the sparkle of a diamond.
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Verb

Infinitive
to sparkle

Third person singular
sparkl

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to sparkle (third-person singular simple present sparkl, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) 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. (intransitive) To manifest itself by, or as if by, emitting sparks; to glisten; to flash.
    • I see bright honor sparkle through your eyes. --- Milton.
  3. (intransitive) To emit little bubbles, as certain kinds of liquors; to effervesce; as, sparkling wine.
  4. (transitive) To emit in the form or likeness of sparks.
    • Did sparkle forth great light. -- Spenser
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To disperse.

The Landgrave hath sparkled his army without any further enterprise. State Papers.

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To scatter on or over.

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