sparkle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v sparkle be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity "The musical performance sparkled","A scintillating conversation","his playing coruscated throughout the concert hall"
    • v sparkle become bubbly or frothy or foaming "The boiling soup was frothing","The river was foaming","Sparkling water"
    • v sparkle reflect brightly "Unquarried marble sparkled on the hillside"
    • v sparkle emit or produce sparks "A high tension wire, brought down by a storm, can continue to spark"
    • n sparkle the quality of shining with a bright reflected light
    • n sparkle merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance "he had a sparkle in his eye","there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes"
    • n sparkle the occurrence of a small flash or spark
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sparkle A little spark; a scintillation. "As fire is wont to quicken and go
      From a sparkle sprungen amiss,
      Till a city brent up is."
      "The shock was sufficiently strong to strike out some sparkles of his fiery temper."
    • Sparkle Brilliancy; luster; as, the sparkle of a diamond.
    • Sparkle To disperse. "The Landgrave hath sparkled his army without any further enterprise."
    • v. t Sparkle To emit in the form or likeness of sparks. "Did sparkle forth great light."
    • Sparkle To emit little bubbles, as certain kinds of liquors; to effervesce; as, sparkling wine.
    • Sparkle 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 ."
    • Sparkle To manifest itself by, or as if by, emitting sparks; to glisten; to flash. "I see bright honor sparkle through your eyes."
    • Sparkle To scatter on or over.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sparkle To emit sparks; send off small ignited particles, as burning fuel, etc.
    • sparkle To shine as if giving out sparks; glitter; glisten; scintillate, literally or figuratively: as, a brilliant sparkles; a sparkling beauty; sparkling wit.
    • sparkle Synonyms and
    • sparkle Scintillate, Glitter, etc. (see glare, verb i.), coruscate.
    • sparkle To emit with coruscations; throw out sparklingly.
    • sparkle To scatter; disperse.
    • sparkle To sprinkle; spatter.
    • n sparkle A spark; an ignited or a luminous particle, or something comparable to it; a scintillation; a gleam.
    • n sparkle The act or state of sparkling; emission of sparks or scintillations; sparkling luminosity or luster: used literally or figuratively.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sparkle spärk′l a little spark: lustre, brilliance: the presence of carbon dioxide, as in a wine, causing effervescence: the emission of sparks
    • v.i Sparkle to emit sparks: to shine, glitter: to effervesce with glittering bubbles, or to contain much carbon dioxide, as certain wines
    • v.t Sparkle to throw out sparklingly
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Quotations

  • Marie Beyon Ray
    Marie Beyon Ray
    “Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand -- and melting like a snowflake.”
  • Lord Byron
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    “Life's enchanted cup sparkles near the brim.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “To the dull mind all nature is leaden. To the illumined mind the whole world burns and sparkles with light.”
  • Hafiz
    Hafiz
    “On the neck of a young man sparkles no gem so gracious as enterprise.”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
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    “Mirth is the sweet wine of human life. It should be offered sparkling with zestful life unto God.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Sparkle (n.), Spark of fire

Usage

In literature:

A sudden greed sparkled in Billy Beck's tearful eyes.
"The Terrible Twins" by Edgar Jepson
A solitaire sparkled on the third finger.
"Steve Yeager" by William MacLeod Raine
The current sparkled like a dancer's veil spread on the grass.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
She saw the sun on your helmets, The sparkle of glancing light.
"Golden Lads" by Arthur Gleason and Helen Hayes Gleason
The mother lifted her head and thoughtfully watched the sparkling eyes.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
In another instant we were all free, settling down through the quiet atmosphere with the Atlantic Ocean sparkling in the morning sun far below.
"Edison's Conquest of Mars" by Garrett Putman Serviss
Coach after coach rolled up to the diamond door, which sparkled in the moonlight.
"The Firelight Fairy Book" by Henry Beston
It sparkled on his eyebrows and the lashes of his fine eyes.
"The Fifth Wheel" by Olive Higgins Prouty
Fritz stammered out that he sought the sparkling golden water.
"Tales of Wonder Every Child Should Know" by Various
A ring with large diamonds was sparkling on her forefinger.
"Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia" by L. Mühlbach,
And her sparkling, speaking glances fell on Pandu's sons like fire, Stirred in them a mighty passion and a thirst for vengeance dire!
"Maha-bharata" by Anonymous
How fresh, and glad, and sparkling was the surrounding scene!
"Henrietta Temple A Love Story" by Benjamin Disraeli
She'll nip the sparkles and the watch, and then, my covies, what will we do?
"Cad Metti, The Female Detective Strategist" by Harlan Page Halsey
THEY seated themselves at a round table, on which everything seemed brilliant and sparkling; nothing heavy, nothing oppressive.
"Tancred" by Benjamin Disraeli
He had visited all Courts, and sparkled in the most brilliant circles of the Continent.
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
His eyes sparkled with affectionate expectation.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
Reader, Mr. Sparkle; Mr. Sparkle, Mr.
"Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II." by Pierce Egan
Bertha was already dressed, looking deliciously fresh and pink, and sparkling and fair as the sunshine.
"Bird of Paradise" by Ada Leverson
He drank with long delight from a sparkling spring.
"Mountain Blood" by Joseph Hergesheimer
Its brilliance was extreme, but it neither flashed nor sparkled.
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
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In poetry:

On me she turn'd her smiling eyes,
Which sparkl'd then with love and joy:
Be what I am, she sweetly cries,
And nothing shall your bliss destroy.
"Written In The Hermitage At Braid" by Rebekah Carmichael
Clear waters of a sparkling stream,
That fill my weary heart with mirth,
Came laughing lightly, as a dream,
Down from my breasts that gave them birth.
"The King And The Mountain" by R S Ward
Brighter waters sparkled never
In that magic well,
Of whose gift of life forever
Ancient legends tell,
In the lonely desert wasted,
And by mortal lip untasted.
"The Fountain" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"And here," I cry'd, "for ever will I stray;
"Here drink, unmix'd, the sparkling cup of Joy;
"Delight shall brighten ev'ry rising day,
"And not a care the peaceful night annoy."
"To Imagination" by Maria Logan
Thou rather shouldst be crowned with fadeless flowers,
Of lasting fragrance and celestial hue;
Or be thy couch amid funereal bowers,
But let the stars and sunlight sparkle through.
"Hymn - Consecration of Magnolia Cemetery" by Henry Timrod
So not a charm would Zion lose
Were it bereft of sparkling hues
In gilded lanes and leas;
It would be bright though not a flower
Unclosed in its celestial bower,
And void of jeweled trees.
"Autumn-Time" by Hattie Howard

In news:

Sparkling Wine Cocktails You've Never Heard Of.
New Year's Sparkling Wine Cocktails.
Russian River Valley perfect for sparkling wines.
Everything about Taylor Swift's performance sparkled at the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival.
In the strictest sense, Champagne refers only to sparkling wine made in the Champagne district of France, northeast of Paris.
Plus, the sparkling, cold ( 500) Days of Summer.
Sparkling with flavor and flair, handcrafted soda just might be the new adult beverage.
There were two sparkling blue and white planets in the life zone, twin planets, the slightly smaller one a bit nearer the sun.
Avocado gelato paired with sparkling lime-cilantro sorbetto transcends guacamole influences.
Flock-of-birds theme carries design for sparkling water .
Great sparkling wine from an unexpected place.
The finest sparkling wine in the country comes from the most unexpected location.
Champagne – The queen of sparkling wine .
Sparkling Wine Cocktails You've Never Heard Of.
Sparkling Wine A New Year's Eve Tradition.
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In science:

Indeed, the global system with temperature and power range adapted can be designed with a leak less system including or not heat pipe termination in order to prevent front-end electronic from any water sparkling.
Next Generation CALICE Electromagnetic Calorimeter
Looking back over the past months, the wonderful and enjoyable experience to which the organizers and these spring days of April 2002 treated us has grown into a happy and vivid memory of the best science has to offer. I feel truely priviliged to have attended a sparkling forum and ‘symposion’.
Report to Anaximander: A Dialogue on the Origin of the Cosmos in the Cradle of Western Civilization
Ease of access of the restframe UV emission (redshifted into the optical bands) for high redshift galaxies [27, 39, 14, 4] has sparkled, over the past dozen of years or so, extensive investigations on its use and limitations as a SFR estimate [19, 36].
Measuring Star Formation in Local and Distant Galaxies
This single contribution sparkled an enormous theoretical and experimental research interest in many areas of physics and interdisciplinary science, and many natural phenomena were claimed to exhibit SOC [3, 4, 5].
Number theoretic example of scale-free topology inducing self-organized criticality
P.S. meets with Jurgen Stock at the IAU General Assembly in Prague, sparkling his interest in site-testing 1967-70 – Development of the double-beam instrument (DBI) and first site-testing missions to Maidanak, Sanglok, AlmaAta and Crimea. 1970 – Dr.
Peter Scheglov --- pioneer of site testing in the Central Asia
It is in fact a metrological application of light fields, namely the interferometric detection of gravitational waves, that first sparkled the quest for the production of nonclassical, squeezed states [18, 22].
Feedback control in quantum optics: an overview of experimental breakthroughs and areas of application
The observation that the universe is undergoing a phase of accelerated expansion has sparkled an intense activity directed to investigate the possible candidates to fuel the acceleration.
Cosmological Effects of Nonlinear Electrodynamics
Figure 4. A part of vacuum sparkle spectrum and a corresponding part of solar flare spectrum. [E.
Method of Forming Stable States of Dense High-Temperfature Plasma
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