spar·​kler | \ ˈspär-klər How to pronounce sparkler (audio) \

Definition of sparkler

: one that sparkles: such as
a : diamond
b : a firework that throws off brilliant sparks on burning

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The Duchess saved her bling-y diamond and emerald sparklers for the evening British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) in February. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Reportedly Have to Follow This Strict Jewelry Rule," 8 Sep. 2018 This traditional method sparkler offers notes of bread crust, pear, anise, tangy citrus and a clean finish with 11.5 percent alcohol. Michael Austin,, "Explore Michigan's diverse wine scene, one of the country's most exciting developing regions," 5 July 2018 In incidents for which the type of fireworks was identified, sparklers were the most common cause of injury, with 1,200 cases. Tom Avril,, "Fourth of July fireworks: Be wary. Even sparklers can kill," 30 June 2018 Markle waved her statement sparkler at the crowd after hopping in a 1968 Jaguar to her evening reception at Frogmore House. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Meghan Markle Wears Princess Diana’s Aquamarine Ring To Her Wedding Reception," 19 May 2018 Drink More Fizz ranks 100 of them, from English sparklers like the Breaky Bottom Sparkling Brut Seyval Blanc, which won the gold medal at the International Wine Challenge in 2014. Chloe Schama, Vogue, "Beyond Champagne: The Best Fizzy Drinks For New Year’s Eve," 21 Dec. 2018 The Kensington Palace Christmas tree was unveiled this weekend, with the official Twitter account for Historic Royal Palaces revealing the decorative sparkler. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Final Kensington Palace Christmas Tree Has Been Unveiled," 8 Dec. 2018 Fans first spotted Grande's giant sparkler at the 2018 iHeartRadio Wango Tango concert on June 2. Eileen Reslen, Seventeen, "Ariana Grande Just Rocked Her Engagement Ring in a New Music Video," 19 July 2018 Hear that glorious sound of popping cork while sipping ISC's signature brut sparkler at sister company August Hill Winery's tasting room near Starved Rock State Park. Lori Rackl,, "Bicentennial bucket list: 20 essential Illinois drinks," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of sparkler

1713, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of sparkler

: a type of firework that you hold in your hand and that throws off very bright sparks as it burns


spar·​kler | \ ˈspär-klər How to pronounce sparkler (audio) \

Kids Definition of sparkler

: a small firework that throws off very bright sparks as it burns

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