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sparkle

noun

1 sparkle

Merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance:
— He had a sparkle in his eye.

synonyms: light, spark, twinkle.

Polish: iskierka, iskra



2 sparkle

The occurrence of a small flash or spark.

synonyms: coruscation, glitter.

Polish: iskra

3 sparkle

The quality of shining with a bright reflected light.

synonyms: glisten, glister, glitter, scintillation.

Dutch: schitteren

verb

1 sparkle

Reflect brightly:
— Unquarried marble sparkled on the hillside.

synonyms: coruscate, scintillate.

Roget 420: shine, glow, glitter; glister, glisten; twinkle, gleam; flare, flare up; glare, beam, shimmer, glimmer, flicker, ... show more

2 sparkle

Be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity:
— The musical performance sparkled.

synonyms: coruscate, scintillate.

3 sparkle

Emit or produce sparks.

synonym: spark.

4 sparkle

Become bubbly or frothy or foaming.

synonyms: effervesce, fizz, foam, form bubbles, froth.

Roget 353: bubble, boil, foam, froth, mantle, sparkle, guggle, gurgle; effervesce, ferment, fizzle.   

Dutch: bruisen, schuimen


Moby thesaurus: 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 ... show more.

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