1. To emit sparks; to throw off ignited or incandescent particles; to shine as if throwing off sparks; to emit flashes of light; to scintillate; to twinkle; as, the blazing wood sparkles; the stars sparkle. A mantelet upon his shoulder hanging Bretful of rubies red, as fire sparkling. (Chaucer)

2. To manifest itself by, or as if by, emitting sparks; to glisten; to flash. I see bright honor sparkle through your eyes. (milton)

3. To emit little bubbles, as certain kinds of liquors; to effervesce; as, sparkling wine.

Synonym: To shine, glisten, scintillate, radiate, coruscate, glitter, twinkle.

Origin: See Sparkle, Spark of fire.

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