Definition of sparkle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈspɑːkl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈspɑːrkl//
    [countable, uncountable] Energetic
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  1. 1a series of flashes of light produced by light hitting a shiny surface the sparkle of glass the sparkles of light on water The sky went dark and the sea lost its sparkle. (figurative) There was a sparkle of excitement in her eyes.
  2. 2the quality of being lively and original The performance lacked sparkle. Do something to add a sparkle to your life! See related entries: Energetic
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: frequentative (verb) or diminutive (noun) of spark.Extra examples She has lost none of her old sparkle as a jazz singer. Do something to add a sparkle to your life. the sparkle of light on the water
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