spar·​kler ˈspär-klər How to pronounce sparkler (audio)
: one that sparkles: such as
: a firework that throws off brilliant sparks on burning

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The spectacular sparkler is set with 2,200 diamonds and was made for King Charles' great-grandmother for the coronation of her husband, King George V, in 1911. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 6 May 2023 The page, created Monday by Annette Hutchinson, included a photo of the newlyweds walking under sparklers just before the crash. Natalie Neysa Alund, USA TODAY, 2 May 2023 Nicole Peltz’s rock from Brooklyn Beckham is a giant emerald, while Gwen Stefani’s engagement ring from Blake Shelton is a radiant-cut sparkler. Eliza Huber,, 25 Dec. 2020 Sometimes referred to as the Cambridge Lover's Knot, the tiara is, in fact, a replica of an earlier royal sparkler. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, 22 Nov. 2022 Prosecco is a light, inoffensive Italian sparkler. Marc Bona, cleveland, 14 Dec. 2021 Soon-to-be Queen Camilla’s brooch was even more extravagant: pinned to her royal blue Fiona Clare suit was a huge sapphire-and-diamond sparkler, loved by the Queen Mother and known as the Russian Sapphire Cluster Brooch. Louisa Ballhaus, Robb Report, 13 Mar. 2023 Lighter sparkler made from white grapes, usually Chardonnay. Marc Bona, cleveland, 19 Dec. 2022 The heir to the Swedish throne also wore the Diamond Six-Button Tiara, a sparkler she's worn before to the same event. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 12 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1713, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sparkler was in 1713

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“Sparkler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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spar·​kler ˈspär-klər How to pronounce sparkler (audio)
: a firework that throws off very bright sparks as it burns

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