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1    beam, coruscate, dance, flash, gleam, glint, glisten, glister     (archaic)   glitter, glow, scintillate, shimmer, shine, spark, twinkle, wink  
2    bubble, effervesce, fizz, fizzle  
3    brilliance, coruscation, dazzle, flash, flicker, gleam, glint, radiance, spark, twinkle  
4    animation, brio, dash, élan, gaiety, life, panache, spirit, vim     (slang)   vitality, vivacity, zip     (informal)  
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  ( sparkles    plural & 3rd person present)   ( sparkling    present participle)   ( sparkled    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If something sparkles, it is clear and bright and shines with a lot of very small points of light.   (=glitter)  
The jewels on her fingers sparkled...      V  
His bright eyes sparkled.      V  
...the sparkling blue waters of the ocean.      V-ing  
      Sparkle is also a noun., n-uncount  
...the sparkle of coloured glass.     
2       n-count   Sparkles are small points of light caused by light reflecting off a clear bright surface.  
...sparkles of light..., There was a sparkle in her eye that could not be hidden.     
3       verb   Someone who sparkles is lively, intelligent, and witty.,   (approval)    She sparkles, and has as much zest as a person half her age...      V  
      Sparkle is also a noun., n-uncount  
There was little sparkle in their performance.     
  sparkling      adj  
He is sparkling and versatile in front of the camera.     

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spare, spark, spar, sparse

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