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British English: /ˈspɑːk(ə)l/
American English: /ˈspɑrk(ə)l/

Translation of sparkle in French:


  • (of light, star, tinsel)
    (of jewel)
    (in eye)
    [figurative] (of performance)
    she's lost her sparkle
    elle a perdu sa joie de vivre
    there was a sparkle in his eye
    ses yeux brillaient
    to add sparkle to something
    donner du brillant à
    (glasses etc)

intransitive verb

  • 1 (flash)
    (flame, light)
    (jewel, frost, metal, water)
    to sparkle with
    (eyes) (excitement, fun)
    [figurative] (conversation)
    être émaillé de
    (wit, anecdotes)
    rayonner de

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