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

 spar·kle /ˈspɑrkəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spar·kle, v. t. To emit in the form or likeness of sparks. “Did sparkle forth great light.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spar·kle n.
 1. A little spark; a scintillation.
 As fire is wont to quicken and go
 From a sparkle sprungen amiss,
 Till a city brent up is.   --Chaucer.
    The shock was sufficiently strong to strike out some sparkles of his fiery temper.   --Prescott.
 2. Brilliancy; luster; as, the sparkle of a diamond.

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·kle, v. t.
 1. To disperse. [Obs.]
    The Landgrave hath sparkled his army without any further enterprise.   --State Papers.
 2. To scatter on or over. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: brightness and animation of countenance; "he had a sparkle
           in his eye" [syn: spark, light]
      2: the occurrence of a small flash or spark [syn: glitter, coruscation]
      3: the quality of glittering or sparkling brightly [syn: glitter,
          glister, glisten, scintillation]
      v 1: reflect brightly; "Unquarried marble sparkled on the
           hillside" [syn: scintillate, coruscate]
      2: be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity; "The musical
         performance sparkled"; "A scintillating conversation";
         "his playing coruscated throught the concert hall" [syn: scintillate,
      3: emit or produce sparks; "A high tension wire, brought down
         by a storm, can continue to spark" [syn: spark]
      4: form bubbles; "The boiling soup was frothing"; "The river
         was foaming"; "Sparkling water" [syn: foam, froth, fizz,