sparkle
I. verb (sparkled; sparkling) Etymology: Middle English, frequentative of sparken to spark Date: 13th century intransitive verb 1. a. to throw out sparks b. to give off or reflect bright moving points of light c. to perform brilliantly 2. effervesce <
wine that sparkles
>
3. to become lively or animated <
the dialogue sparkles with wit
>
<
eyes sparkling with anger
>
transitive verb to cause to glitter or shine Synonyms: see flashsparkly adjective II. noun Etymology: Middle English, diminutive of sparke Date: 14th century 1. a little spark ; scintillation 2. the quality of sparkling 3. a. animation, liveliness b. the quality or state of being effervescent

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