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sparkle

verb

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1 to give off sparks
  • while fireworks that sparkle may be entertaining to look at, they can be highly dangerous when used indoors

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2 to shoot forth bursts of light
  • the crystal sparkled in the sunlight

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flash, gleam, glint, sparkle, glitter, glisten, glimmer, shimmer mean to send forth light. flash implies a sudden outburst of bright light. lightning flashed gleam suggests a steady light seen through an obscuring medium or against a dark background. lights gleamed in the valley glint implies a cold glancing light. glinting steel sparkle suggests innumerable moving points of bright light. the sparkling waters glitter connotes a brilliant sparkling or gleaming. glittering diamonds glisten applies to the soft sparkle from a wet or oily surface. glistening wet sidewalk glimmer suggests a faint or wavering gleam. a distant glimmering light shimmer means shining with a wavering light. a shimmering satin dress

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The first known use of sparkle was in the 13th century

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“Sparkle.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sparkly. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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