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English definition of “sparkling”

sparkling

adjective uk   /ˈspɑː.klɪŋ/ us    /ˈspɑːr-/

sparkling adjective (BRIGHT)

B2 shining brightly: sparkling white teethThe qualities of light

sparkling adjective (INTERESTING)

C1 energetic and interesting: a sparkling performance sparkling conversation/witThe qualities of light

sparkling adjective (BUBBLES)

B1 A sparkling drink is one that contains many small bubbles of gas: Champagne is a sparkling wine. Drinks - general words
(Definition of sparkling from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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