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sparling Syllabification: spar·ling
Pronunciation: /ˈspärliNG/

Definition of sparling in English:


An edible European smelt (fish) that migrates into fresh water to spawn.
  • Osmerus eperlanus, family Osmeridae
Example sentences
  • The people cast out their nets and caught a marvellous catch of sparlings and thus the famine ended.


Middle English: shortening of Old French esperlinge, of Germanic origin.

Words that rhyme with sparling

darling, starling
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