spar·​kler | \ˈspär-klər \

Definition of sparkler 

: one that sparkles: such as

a : diamond

b : a firework that throws off brilliant sparks on burning

c : sparkling wine

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Not only are Georgian pét-nats few and far between in the States, but this sparkler of the native white Chinuri grape evokes images of honeybees bustling around fresh citrus blossoms. Marissa A. Ross, Bon Appetit, "7 Wild Wines from Central & Eastern Europe You Need to Czech Out Now," 20 Feb. 2018 The sparkler is quickly becoming Kate's go-to tiara. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton's Stunning Lover's Knot Tiara Has a Fascinating Royal History," 23 Oct. 2018 According to Express, the Queen personally commissioned Sarah's leaf-motif sparkler, which the Duchess has worn on multiple occasions since her wedding. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "What Tiara Will Princess Eugenie Wear on Her Wedding Day?," 24 Sep. 2018 The sparkler, which features a similar design to Princess Diana's Garrard ring, has one big ruby surrounded by 10 diamonds, forming on a flower pattern on a yellow gold band. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "The Story Behind Sarah Ferguson's Extravagant Engagement Ring," 23 July 2018 On a scale from a single sparkler to a fireworks grand finale, decorating for Independence Day is a democratic process that allows us to show off a little flair, or a lot. Bonnie Mccarthy,, "Yankee Doodle decorating: Festive Fourth of July tablescapes," 29 June 2018 Don’t give any fireworks, including sparklers, to small children; older children should be supervised by a responsible adult. Gabe Hauari, The Courier-Journal, "Can I shoot fireworks in Louisville? Your July 4 questions answered," 28 June 2018 From The Arizona Republic » Safety agency warns about sparkler, fireworks safety this Fourth of July Firework Fruit Skewers Servings: At least 15, more depending on size of watermelon. Jennifer Mcclellan, ajc, "6 colorful Fourth of July recipes to make your party sparkle," 4 July 2018 Despite that, dozens of roadside stands set up throughout the Orlando area each year selling rockets, giant sparklers, firecrackers, toy tanks and more. Kyle Arnold,, "Fireworks are illegal — but here's how Floridians get away with buying them," 3 July 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 \

Kids Definition of sparkler

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

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