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sparkle


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sparkle  \Spar"kle\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Sparkled};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Sparkling}.]  [See  {Sparkle},  n.,  Spark  of  fire.] 
  1.  To  emit  sparks;  to  throw  off  ignited  or  incandescent 
  particles;  to  shine  as  if  throwing  off  sparks;  to  emit 
  flashes  of  light;  to  scintillate;  to  twinkle;  as  the 
  blazing  wood  sparkles;  the  stars  sparkle. 
 
  A  mantelet  upon  his  shoulder  hanging  Bretful  of 
  rubies  red,  as  fire  sparkling.  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  To  manifest  itself  by  or  as  if  by  emitting  sparks;  to 
  glisten;  to  flash. 
 
  I  see  bright  honor  sparkle  through  your  eyes. 
  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  emit  little  bubbles,  as  certain  kinds  of  liquors;  to 
  effervesce;  as  sparkling  wine. 
 
  Syn:  To  shine;  glisten;  scintillate;  radiate;  coruscate; 
  glitter;  twinkle. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sparkle  \Spar"kle\,  n.  [Dim.  of  spark.] 
  1.  A  little  spark;  a  scintillation. 
 
  As  fire  is  wont  to  quicken  and  go  From  a  sparkle 
  sprungen  amiss,  Till  a  city  brent  up  is  --Chaucer. 
 
  The  shock  was  sufficiently  strong  to  strike  out  some 
  sparkles  of  his  fiery  temper.  --Prescott. 
 
  2.  Brilliancy;  luster;  as  the  sparkle  of  a  diamond. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sparkle  \Spar"kle\,  v.  t. 
  To  emit  in  the  form  or  likeness  of  sparks.  ``Did  sparkle 
  forth  great  light.''  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sparkle  \Spar"kle\,  v.  t.  [Cf.  {Sparble}.] 
  1.  To  disperse.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  Landgrave  hath  sparkled  his  army  without  any 
  further  enterprise.  --State 
  Papers. 
 
  2.  To  scatter  on  or  over  [Obs.]  --Purchas. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  sparkle 
  n  1:  brightness  and  animation  of  countenance;  "he  had  a  sparkle 
  in  his  eye"  [syn:  {spark},  {light}] 
  2:  the  occurrence  of  a  small  flash  or  spark  [syn:  {glitter},  {corruscation}] 
  3:  the  quality  of  glittering  or  sparkling  brightly  [syn:  {glitter}, 
  {glister},  {glisten},  {scintillation}] 
  v  1:  reflect  brightly;  "the  wooden  floor  sparkled"  [syn:  {coruscate}] 
  2:  be  lively:  "The  music  sparkled" 
  3:  of  liquids;  "The  boiling  soup  was  frothing"  [syn:  {foam},  {froth}, 
  {fizz},  {effervesce}] 




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