Meaning and Origin
What does the name Sparkle mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.
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User Submitted Meanings
- A submission from Australia says the name Sparkle means "Nice and funny".
- A little spark; a scintillation."As fire is wont to quicken and go From a sparkle sprungen amiss, Till a city brent up is." [Chaucer.]"The shock was sufficiently strong to strike out some sparkles of his fiery temper." [Prescott.]
- Brilliancy; luster; as, the sparkle of a diamond.
Etymology: Dim. of spark
- 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.]
- To manifest itself by, or as if by, emitting sparks; to glisten; to flash."I see bright honor sparkle through your eyes." [Milton.]
- To emit little bubbles, as certain kinds of liquors; to effervesce; as, sparkling wine.synonyms: To shine; glisten; scintillate; radiate; coruscate; glitter; twinkle.
Etymology: See Sparkle (n.), Spark of fire
- To disperse.(Obs)"The Landgrave hath sparkled his army without any further enterprise." [State Papers.]
- To scatter on or over.(Obs)
Etymology: Cf. Sparble
- The quality of shining with a bright reflected light
- Merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance ("he had a sparkle in his eye")
- The occurrence of a small flash or spark
- Be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity ("The musical performance sparkled")
- Become bubbly or frothy or foaming
- Reflect brightly ("Unquarried marble sparkled on the hillside")
- Emit or produce sparks
From Middle English sparkle, sparcle, equivalent to spark + -le (diminutive suffix).
- A little spark; a scintillation.
- Brilliance; luster.
- the of a diamond
- Liveliness; vivacity.
- the of his conversation over dinner
- The quality of being sparkling or fizzy; effervescence.
From Middle English sparklen, spearclen, sperclen, equivalent to spark + -le (frequentative verb). Cognate with Dutch sparkelen (“to sparkle”).