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Sparkle vs. Twinkle

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  • Sparkle (noun)

    Liveliness; vivacity.

    "the sparkle of his conversation over dinner"

  • Sparkle (noun)

    The quality of being sparkling or fizzy; effervescence.

  • Sparkle (verb)

    To emit sparks; to throw off ignited or incandescent particles

    "The wood was sparkling in the bonfire."

  • Sparkle (verb)

    To shine as if throwing off sparks; to emit flashes of light; to scintillate; to twinkle

    "The stars sparkle in the sky."

  • Sparkle (verb)

    To manifest itself by, or as if by, emitting sparks; to glisten; to flash.

  • Sparkle (verb)

    To emit little bubbles, as certain kinds of liquors; to effervesce

    "sparkling wine"

    "sparkling water"

  • Sparkle (verb)

    To emit in the form or likeness of sparks.

  • Sparkle (verb)

    To disperse.

  • Sparkle (verb)

    To scatter on or over.

  • Twinkle (verb)

    to shine with a flickering light; to glimmer

    "We could see the lights of the village twinkling in the distance."

  • Twinkle (verb)

    to be bright with delight

    "sparkle"

    "His shrewd little eyes twinkled roguishly."

  • Twinkle (verb)

    to bat, blink or wink the eyes

  • Twinkle (verb)

    to flit to and fro

  • Twinkle (noun)

    a sparkle or glimmer of light

  • Twinkle (noun)

    a sparkle of delight in the eyes.

    "He was a rotund, jolly man with a twinkle in his eye."

  • Twinkle (noun)

    a flitting movement

  • Twinkle (noun)

    A brief moment; a twinkling.

  • Twinkle (noun)

    The female genitalia.

    "The popular Swedish cartoon song about genitals was translated as "Willie and Twinkle"."

Wiktionary
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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Sparkle (noun)

    A little spark; a scintillation.

  • Sparkle (noun)

    Brilliancy; luster; as, the sparkle of a diamond.

  • Sparkle (verb)

    To emit sparks; to throw off ignited or incandescent particles; to shine as if throwing off sparks; to emit flashes of light; to scintillate; to twinkle; as, the blazing wood sparkles; the stars sparkle.

  • Sparkle (verb)

    To manifest itself by, or as if by, emitting sparks; to glisten; to flash.

  • Sparkle (verb)

    To emit little bubbles, as certain kinds of liquors; to effervesce; as, sparkling wine.

  • Sparkle

    To emit in the form or likeness of sparks.

  • Sparkle

    To disperse.

  • Sparkle

    To scatter on or over.

  • Twinkle (verb)

    To open and shut the eye rapidly; to blink; to wink.

  • Twinkle (verb)

    To shine with an intermitted or a broken, quavering light; to flash at intervals; to sparkle; to scintillate.

  • Twinkle (noun)

    A closing or opening, or a quick motion, of the eye; a wink or sparkle of the eye.

  • Twinkle (noun)

    A brief flash or gleam, esp. when rapidly repeated.

  • Twinkle (noun)

    The time of a wink; a twinkling.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Sparkle (noun)

    brightness and animation of countenance;

    "he had a sparkle in his eye"

  • Sparkle (noun)

    the occurrence of a small flash or spark

  • Sparkle (noun)

    the quality of glittering or sparkling brightly

  • Sparkle (verb)

    reflect brightly;

    "Unquarried marble sparkled on the hillside"

  • Sparkle (verb)

    be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity;

    "The musical performance sparkled"

    "A scintillating conversation"

    "his playing coruscated throught the concert hall"

  • Sparkle (verb)

    emit or produce sparks;

    "A high tension wire, brought down by a storm, can continue to spark"

  • Sparkle (verb)

    form bubbles;

    "The boiling soup was frothing"

    "The river was foaming"

    "Sparkling water"

  • Twinkle (noun)

    a rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash

  • Twinkle (verb)

    gleam or glow intermittently;

    "The lights were flashing"

  • Twinkle (verb)

    emit or reflect light in a flickering manner;

    "Does a constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?"

Princeton's WordNet

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