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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Keep a bucket of water nearby to extinguish the sparklers. Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: Celebrate the Fourth!," 4 July 2019 To be legal, those fireworks must bear a logo from the state fire marshal and include such items as sparklers, snaps, smoke balls and snakes. Karen Kucher, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Officials remind revelers that setting off your own fireworks is illegal — and can be dangerous," 1 July 2019 Meghan's eternity ring is in good company with the other two sparklers on her ring finger. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince Harry Gave Meghan Markle a Special Anniversary Present," 11 June 2019 Children light sparklers and ask for treats, in an atmosphere reminiscent of Halloween. Washington Post, "AP PHOTOS: Moroccans feast, light up sky on Shiite holy day," 13 Sep. 2019 Under Florida law, devices such as sparklers are legal for Floridians to buy. Ana Ceballos,, "Florida could make fireworks legal for regular folks on July 4th, Memorial Day and New Year’s Eve," 19 Aug. 2019 By-the-glass wines, sparklers excepted, are kegged, and there are a dozen of those (each at $12 per glass). Phil Vettel,, "Review: Label-defying, continent-hopping Flora Fauna still feeling its way," 5 Sep. 2019 Though franciacorta and prosecco are both Italian sparklers, their similarity pretty much ends there. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Prosecco Isn't the Champagne of Italy, Franciacorta Is," 15 Mar. 2019 Andrew Jones crafts a sparkler that stands out in a crowd. Ellen Bhang,, "Fizzy summer wines offer lighthearted refreshment," 29 July 2019

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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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