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Noun: sparkle  spaa(r)-kul
  1. Merriment expressed by a brightness, gleam or animation of countenance
    "he had a sparkle in his eye";
    - twinkle, spark, light
     
  2. The occurrence of a small flash or spark
    - glitter, coruscation
     
  3. The quality of shining with a bright reflected light
    - glitter, glister [archaic], glisten, scintillation
Verb: sparkle  spaa(r)-kul
  1. Reflect brightly
    "Unquarried marble sparkled on the hillside";
    - scintillate, coruscate, glister
     
  2. Be lively, brilliant or exhibit virtuosity
    "The musical performance sparkled";
    - scintillate, coruscate, glister
     
  3. Emit or produce sparks
    - spark
     
  4. Become bubbly, frothy or foaming
    "Sparkling water";
    - foam, froth, fizz, effervesce, form bubbles
     
  5. Show amusement or good humour with the eyes
    - twinkle

Derived forms: sparkled, sparkles, sparkling

Type of: aspect, be, brightness, bubble, emit, expression, face, facial expression, flash, give off, give out, look, reflect, shine, verve, vitality

Encyclopedia: Sparkle, California