Sparkle Spar"kle, n. [Dim. of spark.] 1. A little spark; a scintillation. [1913 Webster]

As fire is wont to quicken and go From a sparkle sprungen amiss, Till a city brent up is. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

The shock was sufficiently strong to strike out some sparkles of his fiery temper. --Prescott. [1913 Webster]

2. Brilliancy; luster; as, the sparkle of a diamond. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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