verb (sparkl, ing)
- A little spark; a scintillation.
- brilliancy, Brilliancy; luster; as, the sparkle of a diamond.
- (intransitive) 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.
- (intransitive) To manifest itself by, or as if by, emitting sparks; to glisten; to flash.
- I see bright honor through your eyes. --- Milton.
- (intransitive) To emit little bubbles, as certain kinds of liquors; to effervesce; as, sparkling wine.
- (transitive) To emit in the form or likeness of sparks.
- Did forth great light. -- Spenser
The Landgrave hath sparkled his army without any further enterprise. State Papers.
- (context, transitive, obsolete) To disperse.
- (context, transitive, obsolete) To scatter on or over.
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