Definition of Sparkling

1. Noun. A rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash.

Exact synonyms: Scintillation, Twinkle
Generic synonyms: Alteration, Change, Modification
Derivative terms: Scintillate, Sparkle, Twinkle, Twinkle



2. Adjective. Shining with brilliant points of light like stars. "Sparkling eyes"
Similar to: Starry

3. Adjective. Used of wines and waters; charged naturally or artificially with carbon dioxide. "Sparkling water"
Exact synonyms: Effervescent
Derivative terms: Effervesce
Antonyms: Still

Definition of Sparkling

1. a. Emitting sparks; glittering; flashing; brilliant; lively; as, sparkling wine; sparkling eyes.

Definition of Sparkling

1. Verb. (present participle of sparkle) ¹

2. Adjective. Of an object, reflecting light as if giving off tiny sparks. ¹

3. Adjective. Of a beverage, especially an alcoholic beverage, containing dissolved carbon dioxide (either naturally or that has been added) that comes out of solution in the form of many tiny bubbles. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sparkling

1. sparkle [v] - See also: sparkle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sparkling

sparkleberry
sparkled
sparkler
sparklers
sparkles
sparkless
sparklet
sparklets
sparklier
sparklies
sparkliest
sparklike
sparkline
sparklines
sparkliness
sparkling (current term)
sparkling(a)
sparkling cider
sparkling water
sparkling waters
sparkling wine
sparkling wines
sparklingly
sparklingness
sparkly
sparkplug
sparkplug wrench
sparkplugged
sparkplugging
sparkplugs

Literary usage of Sparkling

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1849)
"He says that he has collected some of these sparkling particles, and that they ... many cases the sparkling appearances are caused by the chemical substance ..."

2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1893)
"sparkling, PLEASANT. THE IRISH ECCLESIASTICAL GAZETTE says :—" We have tried the ' Kola Champa. nd find it a pleasant, refi ic,. It undoubtedly restores and ..."

3. The Port Folio by Joseph Dennie, Asbury Dickins (1813)
"Then comrades join, with sparkling wine, These feelings to the soul, So warm and dear, with cordial cheer, We'll pledge in freedom's bowl. ..."

4. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"And thence those long-hair'd warriors bought them wine ; Some bought with brass, and some with sparkling steel, And some with hides, and some with cattle ..."

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