Sparkle Definition

spärkəl
sparkled, sparkles, sparkling
verb
sparkled, sparkles
To cause to sparkle.
Webster's New World
To throw off sparks.
Webster's New World
To gleam or shine in flashes; glitter or glisten, as jewels, sunlit water, etc.
Webster's New World
To be reflected in small flashes of light.
American Heritage
To be brilliant and lively.
Sparkling wit.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
darkendull
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noun
sparkles
A spark or glowing particle.
Webster's New World
A sparkling, or glittering.
Webster's New World
Brilliance; liveliness; vivacity.
Webster's New World
Emission of gas bubbles; effervescence.
American Heritage
Antonyms:
dullness

Other Word Forms of Sparkle

Noun

Singular:
sparkle
Plural:
sparkles

Origin of Sparkle

  • Middle English sparklen frequentative of sparken to spark spark1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English, from sparken + -le

    From Wiktionary

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