Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun sparkle

3 senses of sparkle

Sense 1
sparkle, twinkle, spark, light -- (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")
       => vitality, verve -- (an energetic style)
       => expression, look, aspect, facial expression, face -- (the feelings expressed on a person's face; "a sad expression"; "a look of triumph"; "an angry face")

Sense 2
glitter, sparkle, coruscation -- (the occurrence of a small flash or spark)
       => flash -- (a sudden intense burst of radiant energy)

Sense 3
glitter, glister, glisten, scintillation, sparkle -- (the quality of shining with a bright reflected light)
       => brightness -- (the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb sparkle

4 senses of sparkle

Sense 1
sparkle, scintillate, coruscate -- (reflect brightly; "Unquarried marble sparkled on the hillside")
       => reflect, shine -- (be bright by reflecting or casting light; "Drive carefully--the wet road reflects")

Sense 2
sparkle, scintillate, coruscate -- (be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity; "The musical performance sparkled"; "A scintillating conversation"; "his playing coruscated throughout the concert hall")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 3
spark, sparkle -- (emit or produce sparks; "A high tension wire, brought down by a storm, can continue to spark")
       => emit, give out, give off -- (give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.; "The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits")

Sense 4
foam, froth, fizz, effervesce, sparkle, form bubbles -- (become bubbly or frothy or foaming; "The boiling soup was frothing"; "The river was foaming"; "Sparkling water")
       => bubble -- (form, produce, or emit bubbles; "The soup was bubbling")

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