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sparkle

verb [I] uk   /ˈspɑː.kl̩/  us   /ˈspɑːr-/
to shine brightly with a lot of small points 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!

sparkle

noun [U] uk   /ˈspɑː.kl̩/  us   /ˈspɑːr-/
bright shine: The radiant smile and the sparkle in her blue eyes were the clear signs of a woman still deeply in love. energy and interest: Their latest performance of My Fair Lady really lacked sparkle. The sparkle went out of/left her (= she became unhappy) after her husband died.
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