2 be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity; "The musical performance sparkled"; "A scintillating conversation"; "his playing coruscated throught the concert hall" [syn: scintillate, coruscate]
3 emit or produce sparks; "A high tension wire, brought down by a storm, can continue to spark" [syn: spark]
4 form bubbles; "The boiling soup was frothing"; "The river was foaming"; "Sparkling water" [syn: foam, froth, fizz, effervesce]
- 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
- A mantelet upon his shoulder hanging Bretful of rubies red, as fire sparkling. -- Chaucer.
- To manifest itself by, or as if by, emitting sparks; to
glisten; to flash.
- I see bright honor sparkle through your eyes. --- Milton.
- To emit little bubbles, as certain kinds of liquors; to effervesce; as, sparkling wine.
- To emit in the form or likeness of sparks.
- Did sparkle forth great light. -- Spenser
- In the context of "transitive|obsolete": To disperse.
- In the context of "transitive|obsolete": To scatter on or over.
Sparkle can have several meanings:
- Sparkle (1976 film) a 1976 American film released by Warner Bros.
- Sparkle (2007 film) an English film starring Stockard Channing
- Sparkle (Aretha Franklin album) a 1976 Aretha Franklin album, the soundtrack to the above film.
- Microsoft Expression Interactive Designer, code-named Sparkle, a software application.
- Sparkle (singer), an R&B singer noted for her 1998 single "Be Careful", featuring R. Kelly
- "Sparkle", a song by Diana Ross from her 1979 album The Boss
- Sparkle, an early MPEG media player for Mac OS
- Sparkle (software), a free software library designed to simplify software updates in Mac OS X
- Sparkle Computer, a Taiwanese maker of graphic cards
sparkle in French: Sparkle (homonymie)
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