Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Sparkle (Page: 1378)

Spar"kle (?), n. [Dim. of spark.]

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.


Sparkle (Page: 1378)

Spar"kle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sparkled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Sparkling (?).] [See Sparkle, n., Spark of fire.]

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.


Sparkle (Page: 1378)

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


Sparkle (Page: 1378)

Spar"kle, v. t. [Cf. Sparble.]

1. To disperse. [Obs.]

The Landgrave hath sparkled his army without any further enterprise. State Papers.

2. To scatter on or over. [Obs.] Purchas.