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Shining vs. Sparkling

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Shiningadjective

Emitting light.

Sparklingadjective

Of an object, reflecting light as if giving off tiny sparks.

Shiningadjective

Reflecting light.

Sparklingadjective

Of a beverage, especially an alcoholic beverage, containing dissolved carbon dioxide (either naturally or that has been added) that comes out of solution in the form of many tiny bubbles.

Shiningadjective

Having a high polish or sheen.

Sparklingadjective

(figurative) Brilliant and vivacious.

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Shiningadjective

Having exceptional merit.

‘a shining example’;

Sparklingnoun

Act or appearance of something that sparkles; a sparkle; a gleam.

Shiningverb

present participle of shine

Sparklingnoun

A sparkling wine.

Shiningnoun

A bright emission of light; a gleam.

Sparklingadjective

Emitting sparks; glittering; flashing; brilliant; lively; as, sparkling wine; sparkling eyes.

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Shiningadjective

Emitting light, esp. in a continuous manner; radiant; as, shining lamps; also, bright by the reflection of light; as, shining armor.

Sparklingnoun

a rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash

Shiningadjective

Splendid; illustrious; brilliant; distinguished; conspicious; as, a shining example of charity.

Sparklingadjective

shining with brilliant points of light like stars;

‘sparkling snow’; ‘sparkling eyes’;

Shiningadjective

Having the surface smooth and polished; - said of leaves, the surfaces of shells, etc.

‘True paradise . . . inclosed with shining rock.’; ‘Some in a brilliant buckle bind her waist,Some round her neck a circling light display.’; ‘His sparkling blade about his head he blest.’;

Sparklingadjective

marked by high spirits or excitement;

‘his fertile effervescent mind’; ‘scintillating personality’; ‘sparkling conversation’; ‘a row of sparkly cheerleaders’;

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Shiningnoun

Emission or reflection of light.

Sparklingadjective

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

‘sparkling wines’; ‘sparkling water’;

Shiningnoun

the work of making something shine by polishing it;

‘the shining of shoes provided a meager living’;

Sparklingadjective

having brief brilliant points or flashes of light;

‘bugle beads all aglitter’; ‘glinting eyes’; ‘glinting water’; ‘his glittering eyes were cold and malevolent’; ‘shop window full of glittering Christmas trees’; ‘glittery costume jewelry’; ‘scintillant mica’; ‘the scintillating stars’; ‘a dress with sparkly sequins’; ‘`glistering' is an archaic term’;

Shiningadjective

marked by exceptional merit;

‘had shining virtues and few faults’; ‘a shining example’;

Shiningadjective

made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow;

‘bright silver candlesticks’; ‘a burnished brass knocker’; ‘she brushed her hair until it fell in lustrous auburn waves’; ‘rows of shining glasses’; ‘shiny black patents’;

Shiningadjective

abounding with sunlight;

‘a bright sunny day’; ‘one shining norming’; ‘when it is warm and shiny’;

Shiningadjective

reflecting light;

‘glistening bodies of swimmers’; ‘the horse's glossy coat’; ‘lustrous auburn hair’; ‘saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet’; ‘shining white enamel’;

Shiningadjective

giving out or reflecting bright light

‘a shining expanse of water’;

Shiningadjective

brilliant or excellent at something

‘he has set a shining example with his model behaviour’;

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