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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spar·kle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sparkled p. pr. & vb. n. Sparkling ]
 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.
 Syn: -- To shine; glisten; scintillate; radiate; coruscate; glitter; twinkle.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spar·kling a. Emitting sparks; glittering; flashing; brilliant; lively; as, sparkling wine; sparkling eyes. -- Spar*kling*ly, adv. -- Spar*kling*ness, n.
 Syn: -- Brilliant; shining. See Shining.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: shining with brilliant points of light like stars;
             "sparkling snow"; "sparkling eyes"
      2: marked by high spirits or excitement; "his fertile
         effervescent mind"; "scintillating personality";
         "sparkling conversation"; "a row of sparkly cheerleaders"
         [syn: bubbling, effervescent, scintillating, sparkly]
      3: used of wines and waters; charged naturally or artificially
         with carbon dioxide; "sparkling wines"; "sparkling water"
         [syn: effervescent] [ant: still]
      4: having brief brilliant points or flashes of light; "bugle
         beads all aglitter"; "glinting eyes"; "glinting water";
         "his glittering eyes were cold and malevolent"; "shop
         window full of glittering Christmas trees"; "glittery
         costume jewelry"; "scintillant mica"; "the scintillating
         stars"; "a dress with sparkly sequins"; "`glistering' is
         an archaic term" [syn: aglitter(p), coruscant, fulgid,
          glinting, glistering, glittering, glittery, scintillant,
          scintillating, sparkling(a), sparkly]
      n : a rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash [syn: twinkle,