Sparkle

Definition of Sparkle

Spar´kle
n.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.
v. i.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.
[imp. & p. p. Sparkled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sparkling .]
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.
v. t.1.To emit in the form or likeness of sparks.
1.To disperse.
The Landgrave hath sparkled his army without any further enterprise.
- State Papers.
2.To scatter on or over.

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