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.
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.
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,