Sparkle - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈspɑːrkl|  American pronunciation of the word sparkle
Brit.  |ˈspɑːk(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word sparkle


- merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance(syn: light, spark, twinkle)
- the occurrence of a small flash or spark (syn: coruscation, glitter)
- the quality of shining with a bright reflected light (syn: glisten, glister, glitter, scintillation)


- reflect brightly(syn: coruscate, scintillate)
- be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity(syn: coruscate, scintillate)
- emit or produce sparks (syn: spark)
- become bubbly or frothy or foaming (syn: effervesce, fizz, foam, froth)


The dancers sparkled on stage.

Her eyes sparkled with pride.

The sun reflected off the water in bright sparkles of light.

He caught the sparkle of her diamond out of the corner of his eye.

a performance full of sparkle and originality

He surprised himself by the amount of fun and sparkle he contrived to elicit.

Her diamonds sparkled in the bright light.

Her eyes sparkled with excitement.

This wine sparkles like Champagne.

They sparkled with enthusiasm.

The sun sparkled the landscape with a thousand dewy gems.

The sea sparkled in the sun.

The crystal chandelier sparkled.

There was a sparkle of fun in her brown eyes.

the sparkle and zest of a live performance

Word forms

I/you/we/they: sparkle
he/she/it: sparkles
present participle: sparkling
past tense: sparkled
past participle: sparkled
singular: sparkle
plural: sparkles
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