Adjective "sparkle" definition and examples

(Sparkle may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈspɑːk(ə)l/

Definitions and examples

verb

Shine brightly with flashes of light.
  1. 'Jem raises an eyebrow, a flicker of amusement sparkling in his tired blue eyes.'
  2. 'Her golden hair glistened in the sun, her light blue eyes sparkling brightly.'
  3. 'Her light skin sparkled and shined from the sun tan lotion she was wearing.'
  4. 'There was great breeze, and I could see the stars over the tops of the trees, sparkling brightly.'
  5. 'The purple, glittery top sparkled under my light and I giggled as I slipped it over my head.'
  6. 'A frozen waterfall stood right in front of us, sparkling under the light.'
  7. 'My mother's black hair shone in the dim light and her eyes sparkling with delight.'
  8. 'Around her neck was a pearl necklace sparkling under the bright light.'
  9. 'He saw me when he looked up, his brown eyes sparkling in the light.'
  10. 'His dark blue eyes sparkled when the light hit them and his hair was damp and stuck to his face.'
Be vivacious and witty.

    noun

    A glittering flash of light.
    1. 'The top was quarter-sleeved and off the shoulder and dusted with sparkles and pearls and white lace.'
    2. 'Here and there little fireflies fluttered, filling the air with soft sparkles of light.'
    3. 'Glittering jewels and sparkles decorated the front of the dress and contrasted the red ruby that hung against her neck.'
    Vivacity and wit.
    1. 'The entire performance was imbued with sparkle and élan.'
    2. 'His cricket and his personality were marked by charm and sparkle.'

    More definitions

    1. to issue in or as if in little sparks, as fire or light: The candlelight sparkled in the crystal.

    2. to emit little sparks, as burning matter: The flames leaped and sparkled.

    3. to shine or glisten with little gleams of light, as a brilliant gem; glitter; coruscate.

    4. to effervesce, as wine.

    5. to be brilliant, lively, or vivacious. verb (used with object), sparkled, sparkling.

    6. to cause to sparkle: moonlight sparkling the wa

    More examples(as adjective)

    "people can be sparkle."

    Origin

    Middle English: frequentative (verb) or diminutive (noun) of spark.