sparkling

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈspɑːrklɪŋ/

From the verb sparkle: (⇒ conjugate)
sparkling is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

sparkling

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. sparkling [white, red, rosé] wine
  2. sparkling [spring, mineral] water
  3. Still or sparkling?
  4. sparkling [jewels, jewelry, diamonds]
  5. sparkling [glasses, dishes, cutlery]
  6. the [glasses] came out sparkling
  7. sparkling [ripples, waves] (in the sea)
  8. her sparkling [blue, green, hazel] eyes
  9. millions of sparkling stars
  10. [blinded, impeded, scared off] by the sparkling lights
  11. the [surface, floor, kitchen, table] is sparkling clean
  12. sparkling clear [pool, pond, water]
  13. [the, her] conversation was sparkling
  14. sparkling conversation
  15. was a sparkling [performance, display, rendition, debate]
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

sparkle

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [the stars, the diamonds, her eyes] sparkled
  2. sparkle in the [sun, sunlight, dark, sky]
  3. sparkle at night
  4. [her eyes, she] sparkled with [excitement, delight, joy]
  5. sparkle like [diamonds, stars, gems]
  6. sparkle on the [waves, surface, water]
  7. sparkle [brightly, brilliantly, delightfully]
  8. had a sparkle in her eye
  9. there was a sparkle in her eyes
  10. the sparkle of the [diamond, stars, crown, jewels]
  11. the [diamond's] sparkle
  12. saw a sparkle of light in the [distance, night]
  13. was beginning to lose its sparkle
  14. still has a sparkle of hope
  15. a [person, child] full of sparkle
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