—v.i. 1. to issue in or as if in little sparks, as fire or light: The candlelight sparkled in the crystal. 2. to emit little sparks, as burning matter: The flames leaped and sparkled. 3. to shine or glisten with little gleams of light, as a brilliant gem; glitter; coruscate.
4. to effervesce, as wine.
5. to be brilliant, lively, or vivacious.
—v.t. to cause to sparkle: moonlight sparkling the water; pleasure sparkling her eyes.
—n. 1. a little spark or fiery particle.
2. a sparkling appearance, luster, or play of light: the sparkle of a diamond. 3. brilliance, liveliness, or vivacity.