verb (used without object), sparkled, sparkling.
to issue in or as if in little sparks, as fire or light:
The candlelight sparkled in the crystal.
to emit little sparks, as burning matter:
The flames leaped and sparkled.
to shine or glisten with little gleams of light, as a brilliant gem; glitter; coruscate.
to effervesce, as wine.
to be brilliant, lively, or vivacious.
verb (used with object), sparkled, sparkling.
to cause to sparkle:
moonlight sparkling the water; pleasure sparkling her eyes.
a little spark or fiery particle.
a sparkling appearance, luster, or play of light:
the sparkle of a diamond.
brilliance, liveliness, or vivacity.
to issue or reflect or cause to issue or reflect bright points of light
(intransitive) (of wine, mineral water, etc) to effervesce
(intransitive) to be vivacious or witty
a point of light, spark, or gleam
vivacity or wit
noun 1. soda water (def 1).
noun 1. a wine that is naturally carbonated by a second fermentation. sparkling wine noun 1. a wine made effervescent by carbon dioxide gas, introduced artificially or produced naturally by secondary fermentation
adjective, sparklier, sparkliest. 1. tending to sparkle; animated; lively: a row of sparkly cheerleaders. 2. (of a wine) naturally carbonated; effervescent.
- Spark off
verb 1. (transitive, adverb) to bring into being or action; activate or initiate: to spark off an argument