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noun sparkle pronunciation in American English /ˈspɑrk(ə)l/ 
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] small points of bright light reflected by an object or a surface

    the blue sparkle of the pool in the sunlight

    1. a.
      [singular/uncountable] if someone's eyes have sparkle, they are bright and lively

      His eyes suddenly lost their customary sparkle.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the quality of being very lively and interesting

    Few albums have as much imagination and sparkle as this one.

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