sparkling

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 Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
spar•kle /ˈspɑrkəl/USA pronunciation   v.,  -kled, -kling, n. 
v. [no object]
  1. to shine with gleams of light, such as a brilliant gem;
    glitter:The diamond sparkled in the bright light.
  2. to be brilliant, lively, or merry:Her eyes sparkled.
  3. Wine(of wine, soda water, etc.) to give off small bubbles of gas;
    effervesce .

n. 
  1. [countable] a sparkling appearance, luster, or play of light;
    glitter.
  2. [uncountable] brilliance or liveliness.
spar•kler, n. [countable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
spar•kle  (spärkəl),USA pronunciation v.,  -kled, -kling, n. 
v.i. 
  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. Wineto effervesce, as wine.
  5. to be brilliant, lively, or vivacious.

v.t. 
  1. to cause to sparkle:moonlight sparkling the water; pleasure sparkling her eyes.

n. 
  1. a little spark or fiery particle.
  2. a sparkling appearance, luster, or play of light:the sparkle of a diamond.
  3. brilliance, liveliness, or vivacity.
  • 1150–1200; Middle English (noun, nominal and verb, verbal); see spark1, -le
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  glisten. 
    • 8.See corresponding entry in Unabridged glitter.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
sparkle /ˈspɑːkəl/ vb
  1. to issue or reflect or cause to issue or reflect bright points of light
  2. (intransitive) (of wine, mineral water, etc) to effervesce
  3. (intransitive) to be vivacious or witty
n
  1. a point of light, spark, or gleam
  2. vivacity or wit
Etymology: 12th Century sparklen, frequentative of sparken to spark1
'sparkling' also found in these entries (note: many are not synonyms or translations):
Collocations: sparkling [white, red, rosé] wine, sparkling [spring, mineral] water, Still or sparkling?, more...

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