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  1. a person or thing that sparkles.
  2. a firework that emits little sparks.
  3. a sparkling gem, especially a diamond.
  4. Informal. a bright eye.
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Origin of sparkler

First recorded in 1705–15; sparkle + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for sparkler


  1. a type of firework that throws out showers of sparks
  2. informal a sparkling gem
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Word Origin and History for sparkler


in the hand-held fireworks sense, 1879, agent noun from sparkle (v.).

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