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spark

noun [C]
 
 
/spɑːk/
FIRE a very small, bright piece of burning material: The fire was caused by a spark from a cigarette.Fire and flameFire service
ELECTRICITY a small flash of light caused by electricityElectricity and electronics
START a small idea or event that causes something bigger to start: a spark of hope/inspirationInspiration and inspiring
Translations of “spark”
in Korean 불꽃…
in Arabic شَرارة…
in French étincelle…
in Turkish kıvılcım, ateş, çakım…
in Italian scintilla…
in Chinese (Traditional) 火/電, 火花,火星, 電火花…
in Russian искра, проблеск…
in Polish iskra…
in Spanish chispa…
in Portuguese faísca…
in German der Funke…
in Catalan espurna…
in Japanese 火花, 火の粉…
in Chinese (Simplified) 火/电, 火花,火星, 电火花…
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