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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Illinois remains one of only four states that still bans most fireworks other than poppers and sparklers, according to the American Pyrotechnics Association. Robert Mccoppin,, "Legal fireworks in Illinois? Despite annual injury toll, lawmaker proposes that state join pyrotechnics market," 10 July 2018 The neighbor's annual barbecue with a Cool Whip flag cake and sparklers is fun enough. Dawn Gilbertson, azcentral, "Last-minute Fourth of July hotel deals in Phoenix, Scottsdale," 22 June 2018 Three other states allow only sparklers and similar novelty fireworks, which is what Iowa previously permitted. Scott Stewart, The Seattle Times, "Fireworks face more restrictions in 2nd legal year in Iowa," 10 June 2018 Good wines by the glass, pleasing beers and sparklers are met by an imaginative cocktail list that presents iconic drinks in new light. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "First look: Night Heron in Montrose," 13 Feb. 2018 Long associated with fresh starts and opportunities for change, this lunar phase is considered a spiritual reset button (if the full moon is a fireworks display's grand finale, the new moon is the match that lights the first sparkler)., "The New Moon This Thursday Will Be A Double Whammy," 9 July 2018 Even sparklers can kill Looking to avoid the traffic? Patricia Madej,, "July 4th travel in Philly: Road closures, SEPTA, traffic and parking," 2 July 2018 Even a sparkler can reach 2,000 degrees, the same temperature as a blowtorch. Ashley Welch, CBS News, "Fireworks display gone wrong nearly cost firefighter his vision," 29 June 2018 The organization also suggests that young children should not play with any type of fireworks, including sparklers. Lauren Castle, azcentral, "Eye protection is just as important as sunscreen in the Arizona summer," 17 May 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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