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English definition of “sparkling”

sparkling

adjective  /ˈspɑr·kə·lɪŋ, ˈspɑrk·lɪŋ/ us  
energetic and interesting: His writing is known for its sparkling dialogue. The whole house was sparkling clean. A sparkling drink has bubbles in it: sparkling water
(Definition of sparkling from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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