Spar"kle, v. i. [imp. & p.
p. Sparkled (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
Sparkling (?).] [See Sparkle, n.,
Spark of fire.] 1. To emit sparks; to throw off
ignited or incandescent particles; to shine as if throwing off sparks;
to emit flashes of light; to scintillate; to twinkle; as, the blazing
wood sparkles; the stars sparkle.
A mantelet upon his shoulder hanging
Bretful of rubies red, as fire sparkling.
2. To manifest itself by, or as if by,
emitting sparks; to glisten; to flash.
I see bright honor sparkle through your
3. To emit little bubbles, as certain kinds of
liquors; to effervesce; as, sparkling wine.
Syn. -- To shine; glisten; scintillate; radiate; coruscate;
Spar"kle (?), n. [Dim. of spark.]
1. A little spark; a scintillation.
As fire is wont to quicken and go Chaucer.
From a sparkle sprungen amiss,
Till a city brent up is.
The shock was sufficiently strong to strike out some
sparkles of his fiery temper. Prescott.
2. Brilliancy; luster; as, the sparkle
of a diamond.
Spar"kle, v. t. To emit in the form
or likeness of sparks. "Did sparkle forth great light."
Spar"kle, v. t. [Cf. Sparble.]
1. To disperse. [Obs.]
The Landgrave hath sparkled his army without any
further enterprise. State Papers.
2. To scatter on or over. [Obs.]