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Synonyms for sparkle
ˈspɑr kəl

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sparkle

    Light, strictly denoting a form of radiant energy, is used as a general term for any luminous effect discernible by the eye, from the faintest phosphorescence to the blaze of the noonday sun. A flame is both hot and luminous; if it contains few solid particles it will yield little light, tho it may afford intense heat, as in the case of a hydrogen-flame. A blaze is an extensive, brilliant flame. A flare is a wavering flame or blaze; a flash is a light that appears and disappears in an instant; as, a flash of lightning; the flash of gunpowder. The glare and glow are steady, the glare painfully bright, the glow subdued; as, the glare of torches; the glow of dying embers. Shine and shining refer to a steady or continuous emission of light; sheen is a faint shining, usually by reflection. Glimmer, glitter, and shimmer denote wavering light. We speak of the glimmer of distant lamps through the mist; of the shimmer of waves in sunlight or moonlight. A gleam is not wavering, but transient or intermittent; a sudden gleam of light came through the half-open door; a glitter is a hard light; as, the glitter of burnished arms. A sparkle is a sudden light, as of sparks thrown out; scintillation is the more exact and scientific term for the actual emission of sparks, also the figurative term for what suggests such emission; as, scintillations of wit or of genius. Twinkle and twinkling are used of the intermittent light of the fixed stars. Glistening is a shining as from a wet surface. Illumination is a wide-spread, brilliant light, as when all the windows of a house or of a street are lighted. The light of incandescence is intense and white like that from metal at a white heat.

    Synonyms:
    blaze, flame, flare, flash, flicker, glare, gleam, gleaming, glimmer, glistening, glistering, glitter, glow, illumination, incandescence, light, luster, scintillation, sheen, shimmer, shine, shining, twinkle, twinkling

    Antonyms:
    blackness, dark, darkness, dimness, dusk, gloom, gloominess, obscurity, shade, shadow

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sparkle

    Synonyms:
    scintillate, flash, glisten, glitter, gleam, shine, bubble, radiate, coruscate, effervesce

    Antonyms:
    smoulder, wane, stagnate, expire

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sparkle, twinkle, spark, lightnoun

    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, light source, flicker, brightness level, igniter, visible light, discharge, electric arc, glister, glitter, spark, brightness, luminosity, lighter, visible radiation, luminousness, scintillation, luminance, light, glint, twinkle, glisten, ignitor, electric discharge

  2. glitter, sparkle, coruscationnoun

    the occurrence of a small flash or spark

    Synonyms:
    twinkle, glisten, spark, glitter, light, glister, scintillation, coruscation

  3. glitter, glister, glisten, scintillation, sparkleverb

    the quality of shining with a bright reflected light

    Synonyms:
    twinkle, glisten, spark, sparkling, glitter, light, glister, scintillation, coruscation

  4. sparkle, scintillate, coruscateverb

    reflect brightly

    "Unquarried marble sparkled on the hillside"

    Synonyms:
    coruscate, form bubbles, scintillate, foam, winkle, spark, twinkle, froth, fizz, effervesce

  5. sparkle, scintillate, coruscateverb

    be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity

    "The musical performance sparkled"; "A scintillating conversation"; "his playing coruscated throughout the concert hall"

    Synonyms:
    coruscate, form bubbles, scintillate, foam, winkle, spark, twinkle, froth, fizz, effervesce

  6. spark, sparkleverb

    emit or produce sparks

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

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

  7. foam, froth, fizz, effervesce, sparkle, form bubblesverb

    become bubbly or frothy or foaming

    "The boiling soup was frothing"; "The river was foaming"; "Sparkling water"

    Synonyms:
    coruscate, spume, form bubbles, suds, foam, spark, froth, fizz, scintillate, effervesce

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Editors Contribution

  1. glass slipper

    because that's what a glass slipper is supposed to do!

    Submitted by anonymous on April 6, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sparkleverb

    Synonyms:
    shine (with intermissions), glitter, glisten, glister, twinkle, scintillate, coruscate, flash

  2. sparkleverb

    Synonyms:
    mantle, effervesce, bubble, foam, froth

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sparklenoun

    Synonyms:
    scintillation, glitter, gleaming, brilliancy

  2. sparkleverb

    Synonyms:
    glitter, coruscate, glisten, scintillate, twinkle, gleam

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "sparkle":

    spark, shine, sparks, glow

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Sparkle":

    Stephanie Edwards, R. Sparkle Stillman

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How to use sparkle in a sentence?

  1. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross:

    People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beuty is revealed only if there is a light from within.

  2. David Fitzpatrick:

    David Fitzpatrick has that little extra something, that little sparkle that sets a dog apart.

  3. John Surtees:

    He's very interested in the past, and the cars and the motorcycles. He's a great enthusiast, but there was something missing from him this last year, the sparkle wasn't there. But I think because he's such an enthusiast, this is just what he needs. And what Ferrari needs.

  4. Evil Rarity:

    Rarity: Or, should I say that I’ve ever imagined! Spike: Oh yeah we should definitely go by- (loud gasp) Twilight Sparkle: Spike! Never ever ever take another book at the castle with out asking! Spike: What? Just being honest, it’s what good friends do. (Twilight growls)

  5. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross:

    People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in, their true beauty is only seen if there is a light within.

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