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Definition of sparkling adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(, informal sparkly
    shining and flashing with light the calm and sparkling waters of the lake sparkling blue eyes
  2. 2(of drinks) containing bubbles of gas a sparkling wine sparkling mineral water
  3. 3interesting and amusing a sparkling conversation/personality
  4. 4excellent; of very good quality The champion was in sparkling form. a sparkling performance The big stores have had another year of sparkling results.
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