sparkler

[ spahr-kler ]
/ ˈspɑr klər /

noun

a person or thing that sparkles.
a firework that emits little sparks.
a sparkling gem, especially a diamond.
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

sparkler
/ (ˈspɑːklə) /

noun

a type of firework that throws out showers of sparks
informal a sparkling gem
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