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Adjective: sparkling  spaa(r)-k(u-)ling
  1. Used of wines and waters; charged naturally or artificially with carbon dioxide
    "sparkling water";
    - effervescent
  2. Shining with brilliant points of light like stars
    "sparkling snow"; "sparkling eyes"
  3. Animated and brilliantly clever or witty
    - scintillating, coruscating
Noun: sparkling  spaa(r)-k(u-)ling
  1. A rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash
    - twinkle, 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: sparklings

See also: frizzante, intelligent, starry

Type of: alteration, be, bubble, change, emit, give off, give out, modification, reflect, shine

Antonym: noneffervescent

Encyclopedia: Sparkling