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.

 

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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.

 

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Spar"kle, v. t.

To emit in the form or likeness of sparks.

"Did sparkle forth great light."

Spenser.

 

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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.

 

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