sparkle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"sparkle" in British English

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sparkleverb [I]

uk   /ˈspɑː.kl̩/  us   /ˈspɑːr-/
to ​shinebrightly with a lot of ​smallpoints of ​light: The ​snow/​sea sparkled in the ​sunlight. If a ​person or ​performance sparkles, they are ​energetic, ​interesting, and ​exciting: Alice is ​shy and ​quiet at ​parties, but her ​sister really sparkles!

sparklenoun [U]

uk   /ˈspɑː.kl̩/  us   /ˈspɑːr-/
brightshine: The ​radiantsmile and the sparkle in her ​blueeyes were the ​clearsigns of a woman still ​deeply in ​love. energy and ​interest: Their ​latestperformance of My Fair ​Lady really lacked sparkle. The sparkle went out of/​left her (= she ​becameunhappy) after her ​husbanddied.
(Definition of sparkle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sparkle" in American English

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sparkleverb [I]

 us   /ˈspɑr·kəl/
to ​shinebrightly: The ​lake sparkled in the ​sunlight. fig. Someone or something that sparkles is ​energetic, ​interesting, and ​exciting: His writings sparkle with ​intelligence.
noun [U]  us   /ˈspɑr·kəl/
We could ​tell she was ​happy by the sparkle in her ​eyes.
(Definition of sparkle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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