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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.


Synonymsspark


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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