Definition of sparkler in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈspärk(ə)lər/


1A thing that sparkles, in particular.
Example sentences
  • He lights up another sparkler and sticks it in the sand.
  • Had been talked into holding sparkler, bad idea when wearing sheepskin shoe.
1.1A handheld firework that emits sparks.
Example sentences
  • He told me about how he used to come here every year with his dad to watch fireworks and to light sparklers.
1.2 informal A gemstone, especially a diamond.
Example sentences
  • Aguilera wore a Christian Lacroix dress and the pair exchanged wedding bands designed by London-based jeweller Stephen Webster, who also created the singer's five-carat diamond sparkler.
  • And Kate eventually set her heart on a £60,000 diamond sparkler.
1.3 informal A sparkling wine.
Example sentences
  • Wine sales explode in the period between Thanksgiving and New Year's, and some categories, like dessert wines and sparklers, are more popular now than any other time.
  • In addition to low alcohol, this wine shares something in common with two of my favorite Italian sparklers, Moscato d' Asti & Brachetto d' Acqui - residual sugar.
  • You'll find the full range of wines here, from sparklers and minerally whites to full-bodied reds and sweet finishers.
2A nozzle attached to the spout on a beer pump to give the beer a frothy head.

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Syllabification: spar·kler

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