Definition of sparkling in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈspɑːk(ə)lɪŋ/
Pronunciation: /ˈspɑːklɪŋ/


1Shining brightly with flashes of light: her sparkling blue eyes
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  • There are many beautiful shots of a night sky with billions of brilliant stars sparkling.
  • Great granite cliffs reared up majestically all around us, the foreboding grey offset by sparkling ribbons of water showering diamante spray.
  • Just above the southeast horizon is the sparkling bright blue giant star Canopus.
1.1Lively and witty: sparkling dialogue
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  • I read over my recent entries with a curl to my lip; I'm not at my sparkling best in winter.
  • Sadly, Mutu ends a sparkling counter-attack with a limp shot.
  • Sinead Lyons continued to show her sparkling form by continually attacking from midfield.
2(Of a drink) effervescent; fizzy: sparkling wine
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  • Elbling, Germany's oldest grape, mostly goes into sparkling wine.
  • The taste of the fermented tea is very pleasant, being reminiscent of light, sparkling wine or sweet Most (pear juice).
  • Also, stock up on some regular or sparkling apple cider.



Example sentences
  • The owner Juan Blanco then pulls out all the stops, with simply cooked but sparklingly fresh fish that would put a much fancier restaurant to shame.
  • A sparklingly good time was had by all, to the extent that no-one minded that the orders kept getting mixed up.
  • The new Guardian is a sparklingly modern product and is firmly of today - this is what we want.

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