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  3  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. 
  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]: 
  Sparkling  \Spar"kling\,  a. 
  Emitting  sparks;  glittering;  flashing;  brilliant;  lively;  as 
  sparkling  wine;  sparkling  eyes.  --  {Spar"kling*ly},  adv  -- 
  {Spar"kling*ness},  n. 
  Syn:  Brilliant;  shining.  See  {Shining}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  shining  with  brilliant  points  of  light  like  stars; 
  "sparkling  snow";  "sparkling  eyes" 
  2:  marked  by  high  spirits  or  excitement;  "his  fertile 
  effervescent  mind";  "scintillating  personality"; 
  "sparkling  conversation";  "a  row  of  sparkly  cheerleaders" 
  [syn:  {bubbling},  {effervescent},  {scintillating},  {sparkly}] 
  3:  used  of  wines  and  waters;  charged  naturally  or  artificially 
  with  carbon  dioxide;  "sparkling  wines";  "sparkling  water" 
  [syn:  {effervescent}]  [ant:  {still}] 
  4:  having  brief  brilliant  points  or  flashes  of  light;  "bugle 
  beads  all  aglitter";  "glinting  eyes";  "glinting  water"; 
  "his  glittering  eyes  were  cold  and  malevolent";  "shop 
  window  full  of  glittering  Christmas  trees";  "glittery 
  costume  jewelry";  "scintillant  mica";  "the  scintillating 
  stars";  "a  dress  with  sparkly  sequins";  "`glistering'  is 
  an  archaic  term"  [syn:  {aglitter(p)},  {fulgid},  {glinting}, 
  {glistering},  {glittering},  {glittery},  {scintillant},  {scintillating}, 
  {sparkling(a)},  {sparkly}] 
  n  :  a  rapid  change  in  brightness  [syn:  {twinkle},  {scintillation}] 

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