sparkle

[ spahr-kuh l ]
/ ˈspɑr kəl /

verb (used without object), spar·kled, spar·kling.

verb (used with object), spar·kled, spar·kling.

to cause to sparkle: moonlight sparkling the water; pleasure sparkling her eyes.

noun

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Origin of sparkle

1150–1200; Middle English (noun and v.); see spark1, -le

SYNONYMS FOR sparkle

3 See glisten.
8 glitter.

OTHER WORDS FROM sparkle

non·spar·kling, adjectiveout·spar·kle, verb (used with object), out·spar·kled, out·spar·kling.un·spark·ling, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sparkling

sparkle
/ (ˈspɑːkəl) /

verb

to issue or reflect or cause to issue or reflect bright points of light
(intr) (of wine, mineral water, etc) to effervesce
(intr) to be vivacious or witty

noun

a point of light, spark, or gleam
vivacity or wit

Word Origin for sparkle

C12 sparklen, frequentative of sparken to spark 1
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