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Meaning of sparkle

spar•kle

Pronunciation: (spär'kul), [key]
— v., n. -kled, -kling,
—v.i.
  1. to issue in or as if in little sparks, as fire or light: The candlelight sparkled in the crystal.
  2. to emit little sparks, as burning matter: The flames leaped and sparkled.
  3. to shine or glisten with little gleams of light, as a brilliant gem; glitter; coruscate.
  4. to effervesce, as wine.
  5. to be brilliant, lively, or vivacious.
—v.t.
  1. to cause to sparkle: moonlight sparkling the water; pleasure sparkling her eyes.
—n.
  1. a little spark or fiery particle.
  2. a sparkling appearance, luster, or play of light: the sparkle of a diamond.
  3. brilliance, liveliness, or vivacity.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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