Pronunciation: (spär'kul), [key]
—v., -kled, -kling,
1. to issue in or as if in little sparks, as fire or light: The candlelight sparkled in the crystal.
2. to emit little sparks, as burning matter: The flames leaped and sparkled.
3. to shine or glisten with little gleams of light, as a brilliant gem; glitter; coruscate.
4. to effervesce, as wine.
5. to be brilliant, lively, or vivacious.
to cause to sparkle: moonlight sparkling the water; pleasure sparkling her eyes.
1. a little spark or fiery particle.
2. a sparkling appearance, luster, or play of light: the sparkle of a diamond.
3. brilliance, liveliness, or vivacity.
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