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Meaning of sparkling by Wiktionary Dictionary




    1. Present participle of sparkle .


    sparkling ( not comparable )

    1. Of an object, reflecting light as if giving off tiny sparks .
    2. Of a beverage, especially an alcoholic beverage, containing dissolved carbon dioxide ( either naturally or that has been added ) that comes out of solution in the form of many tiny bubbles .



    • ( of a beverage ): noncarbonated, still


    sparkling ( plural: sparklings )

    1. Act or appearance of something that sparkles; a sparkle; a gleam.
    2. A sparkling wine.

Explanation of sparkling by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. used of wines and waters

    2. sparkling wines
      sparkling water
    3. shining with brilliant points of light like stars

    4. sparkling snow
      sparkling eyes
    1. a rapid change in brightness

    Definition of sparkling by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Sparkle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sparkled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sparkling] [See Sparkle, n., Spark of fire.]
      1. To emit sparks; to throw off ignited or incandescent particles; to shine as if throwing off sparks; to emit flashes of light; to scintillate; to twinkle; as, “the blazing wood sparkles; the stars sparkle”.

      A mantelet upon his shoulder hanging

      Bretful of rubies red, as fire sparkling. Chaucer.

      2. To manifest itself by, or as if by, emitting sparks; to glisten; to flash.

      I see bright honor sparkle through your eyes. Milton.

      3. To emit little bubbles, as certain kinds of liquors; to effervesce; as, “sparkling wine”.

      Syn. -- To shine; glisten; scintillate; radiate; coruscate; glitter; twinkle.

    2. Sparkling a. Emitting sparks; glittering; flashing; brilliant; lively; as, “sparkling wine; sparkling eyes.” -- Sparklingly, adv. -- Sparklingness, n.

      Syn. -- Brilliant; shining. See Shining.