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English noun: sparkle

1. sparkle (attribute) merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance

SamplesHe had a sparkle in his eye.
There's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes.

Synonymslight, spark, twinkle

Broader (hypernym)aspect, expression, face, facial expression, look, verve, vitality

2. sparkle (event) the occurrence of a small flash or spark

Synonymscoruscation, glitter

Broader (hypernym)flash

3. sparkle (attribute) the quality of shining with a bright reflected light

Synonymsglisten, glister, glitter, scintillation

Broader (hypernym)brightness

English verb: sparkle

1. sparkle (weather) reflect brightly

SamplesUnquarried marble sparkled on the hillside.

ExamplesLights sparkle on the horizon, The horizon is sparkleing with lights

Synonymscoruscate, scintillate

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)reflect, shine

2. sparkle (change) be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity

SamplesThe musical performance sparkled.
A scintillating conversation.
His playing coruscated throughout the concert hall.

Synonymscoruscate, scintillate

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)be

3. sparkle (weather) emit or produce sparks

SamplesA high tension wire, brought down by a storm, can continue to spark.


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)emit, give off, give out

4. sparkle (change) become bubbly or frothy or foaming

SamplesThe boiling soup was frothing.
The river was foaming.
Sparkling water.

Synonymseffervesce, fizz, foam, form bubbles, froth

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)bubble

Narrower (hyponym)lather, seethe

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