outsparkle

verb
out·​spar·​kle | \ ˌau̇t-ˈspär-kəl \
outsparkled; outsparkling

Definition of outsparkle

transitive verb

: to outdo or surpass in sparkling : to sparkle more than or more brightly than The pair literally outsparkled their competitors in heavily-sequinned purple leotards.— Louise Radnofsky

First Known Use of outsparkle

circa 1560, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of outsparkle was circa 1560

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