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SPARKLING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sparkling mean? 

SPARKLING (noun)
  The noun SPARKLING has 1 sense:

1. a rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash

  Familiarity information: SPARKLING used as a noun is very rare.


SPARKLING (adjective)
  The adjective SPARKLING has 2 senses:

1. shining with brilliant points of light like stars
2. used of wines and waters; charged naturally or artificially with carbon dioxide

  Familiarity information: SPARKLING used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SPARKLING (noun)


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Meaning:

A rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

sparkling; twinkle; scintillation

Hypernyms ("sparkling" is a kind of...):

alteration; change; modification (an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another)


SPARKLING (adjective)


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Meaning:

Shining with brilliant points of light like stars

Context examples:

sparkling snow / sparkling eyes

Similar:

starry (abounding with or resembling stars)


Sense 2sparkling [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Used of wines and waters; charged naturally or artificially with carbon dioxide

Synonyms:

effervescent; sparkling

Context examples:

sparkling wines / sparkling water

Antonym:

still (not sparkling)


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