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Synonyms for spark
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flicker, spark, glint(noun)

    a momentary flash of light

    Synonyms:
    twinkle, waver, sparkle, discharge, flicker, glint, arc, light, flutter, electric discharge, electric arc

  2. sparkle, twinkle, spark, light(noun)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    illumination, arc, coruscation, lightness, lighting, sparkling, sparkle, light source, flicker, brightness level, igniter, visible light, discharge, electric arc, glister, glitter, brightness, luminosity, lighter, visible radiation, luminousness, scintillation, luminance, light, glint, twinkle, glisten, ignitor, electric discharge

  3. discharge, spark, arc, electric arc, electric discharge(noun)

    electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field

    Synonyms:
    dismissal, arc, firing, waiver, firing off, dismission, flicker, sack, discharge, venting, liberation, release, bow, sacking, sparkle, run, emission, electric arc, expelling, light, glint, twinkle, outpouring, electric discharge

  4. spark(noun)

    a small but noticeable trace of some quality that might become stronger

    "a spark of interest"; "a spark of decency"

    Synonyms:
    twinkle, sparkle, discharge, flicker, glint, arc, light, electric discharge, electric arc

  5. Spark, Muriel Spark, Dame Muriel Spark, Muriel Sarah Spark(noun)

    Scottish writer of satirical novels (born in 1918)

    Synonyms:
    twinkle, sparkle, discharge, flicker, glint, arc, light, electric discharge, electric arc

  6. spark(verb)

    a small fragment of a burning substance thrown out by burning material or by friction

    Synonyms:
    twinkle, sparkle, discharge, flicker, glint, arc, light, electric discharge, electric arc

  7. trip, actuate, trigger, activate, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch off(verb)

    put in motion or move to act

    "trigger a reaction"; "actuate the circuits"

    Synonyms:
    jaunt, trip out, start, incite, detonate, offset, get off, motivate, trip up, propel, take off, explode, instigate, trigger off, move, part, trigger, trip, depart, set off, stumble, prompt, turn on, activate, spark off, touch off, blow up, bring out, travel, start out, sparkle, set forth, actuate, stir up, cancel, aerate, set out

  8. spark, sparkle(verb)

    emit or produce sparks

    "A high tension wire, brought down by a storm, can continue to spark"

    Synonyms:
    scintillate, form bubbles, effervesce, actuate, fizz, sparkle, coruscate, spark off, trip, trigger off, touch off, trigger, froth, activate, foam, set off

Editors Contribution

  1. firestarter

    small bit of fire starting

    Submitted by rinat on August 11, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. spark(n.)

    Synonyms:
    sparkle, scintillation, particle of fire, scintilla

  2. spark(n.)

    Synonyms:
    germ, element, active principle

  3. spark(n.)

    Synonyms:
    gallant, beau, buck; gay, dashing fellow

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. spark(v)

    Synonyms:
    court, woo, philander

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    sharara, sparks, ignites, sparkle, trigger, glimmer, moxie, ignite

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How to use spark in a sentence?

  1. Louis V. Gerstner Jr.:

    No machine can replace the human spark: spirit, compassion, love and understanding.

  2. David Fisman:

    That means the reproduction number outside China is currently less than 0.1. Diseases do not spark epidemics unless reproduction numbers are over 1.

  3. David Yepsen:

    Each has got some image issue they need to fix, can Trump start acting more presidential without losing what makes him so appealing?  Can Jeb continue the flicker of momentum he has coming out of New Hampshire? Have Rubio’s bruises healed?  Can Carson show something that puts a spark back into his campaign?  Has Kasich got more than his New Hampshire game?

  4. Robin Williams:

    You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.

  5. Marie Kondo:

    Certainly emails and texts can spark joy -- think of a message from a loved one or friend that made you smile or laugh, however, I think their spark joy impact is probably less than that of tangible items.


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