Sparkling
Sparkle Spar"kle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sparkled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sparkling}.] [See {Sparkle}, n., Spark of fire.] 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. [1913 Webster]

A mantelet upon his shoulder hanging Bretful of rubies red, as fire sparkling. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. To manifest itself by, or as if by, emitting sparks; to glisten; to flash. [1913 Webster]

I see bright honor sparkle through your eyes. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To emit little bubbles, as certain kinds of liquors; to effervesce; as, sparkling wine. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To shine; glisten; scintillate; radiate; coruscate; glitter; twinkle. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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