• WordNet 3.6
    • adj sparkling used of wines and waters; charged naturally or artificially with carbon dioxide "sparkling wines","sparkling water"
    • adj sparkling shining with brilliant points of light like stars "sparkling snow","sparkling eyes"
    • n sparkling a rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Sparkling Emitting sparks; glittering; flashing; brilliant; lively; as, sparkling wine; sparkling eyes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Sparkling giving out sparks: glittering: brilliant: lively
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  • 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
    “Life's enchanted cup sparkles near the brim.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “To the dull mind all nature is leaden. To the illumined mind the whole world burns and sparkles with light.”
  • Hafiz
    “On the neck of a young man sparkles no gem so gracious as enterprise.”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    “Mirth is the sweet wine of human life. It should be offered sparkling with zestful life unto God.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A freq. of spark.


In literature:

A very sibyl this, her crest of hair agitated, her eyes sparkling with wrath.
"Visionaries" by James Huneker
She was white-hot and sparkling, yet cold.
"Boy Woodburn" by Alfred Ollivant
She was very lovely and sparkling and went out a great deal and my father sparkled too.
"The Trumpeter Swan" by Temple Bailey
Her parted lips and sparkling eyes testified that everything was new to her.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
Carol's face was a delicately tinted oval, brightened by clear and sparkling eyes of blue.
"Prudence of the Parsonage" by Ethel Hueston
Have you lost your enthusiasm and your sparkle?
"Sunny Slopes" by Ethel Hueston
There was real colour in her smooth cheeks and the sparkle of enthusiasm in her big, dark eyes.
"From the Housetops" by George Barr McCutcheon
Those of his imitators are often without anything, the sparkles even hardly sparkling.
"Thackeray" by Anthony Trollope
At night our hair crackles and sparkles when we brush it.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
Sterne's humour was inferior to Swift's, narrower and smaller; it was a sparkling wine, but light-bodied, and often bad in colour.
"History of English Humour, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange

In poetry:

Where the wild storm's tramp hath ne'er been known
The wrecks of the sea lie low and lone;
Thus the heart's surface may sparkle and glow,
There are wrecks far down -- there are graves below.
"A Reverie" by Abram Joseph Ryan
Let no hand,—or friend's or lover's,—
Ever, from wit's sparkling mine
Call, and leave between these covers,
Any gem, however bright,
That in jealous Virtue's sight
Shall be unfit for thine.
"For The Album of Miss Mary G. M--" by John Pierpont
He went. In their sweet innocence
They trusted to his word;
Meanwhile, the sparkling morning sun
With a grey cloud was blurred;
And long, in vain, they waited there,
Nor cried again, nor stirred!
"The Babes In The Wood" by Clara Doty Bates
The waves beside them danced; but they
Outdid the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
"Daffodils" by William Wordsworth
There chiefly I sought thee, there only I found thee;
Her glance was the best of the rays that surround thee;
When it sparkled o'er aught that was bright in my story,
I knew it was love, and I felt it was glory.
"Stanzas Written On The Road Between Florence And Pisa" by Lord George Gordon Byron
Yes, it is well; for joy abides
More steadfast if more grave;
The sparkling rivulet subsides
Within the deeper wave;
In ways of prayer and larger thought we find
What bliss in strength of trust o'erflows a quiet mind!
"The Meditation Of Isaac" by Samuel John Stone

In news:

What gives the restored warbirds of the Flying Heritage Collection their sparkle.
Inexpensive sparkling wines to drink on New Year's Eve.
Celebrate New Year's with one of these fine sparkling wines.
The Trees of Southampton Sparkle Brightly Every Night .
Champagne and Other Sparkling Wines.
Noah's has expanded its line-up again, becoming the first sparkling spring water with natural almond flavor .
The First Lady added sparkle to the look with an oversize jeweled brooch.
Cesco Osteria has polish, but it doesn't sparkle.
What are the holidays without a Champagne or sparkling wine.
Experts give tips on sparkling wine and food pairings for your next party.
I can't recall the last time that I recommended a Spanish cava, the term used in Spain for their sparkling wines.
Hailey Pasemko mixes up a sparkling wine cocktail for the Whistler Cornucopia.
Kupferberg Gold red sparkling wine .
Added a new sparkling wine to its portfolio.
Lt;bt>The Holidays are the time for Champagne and sparkling wine and what incredible choices.

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