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noun spark pronunciation in British English /spɑː(r)k/
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pluralsparks
  1. 1
    [countable] a very small piece of burning material
    A log fell, sending a shower of sparks up the chimney.
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    1. a.
      [countable] a flash of light caused by electricity
      an electric spark
  2. 2
    [singular/uncountable] the quality of being lively and original
    The performance was short on spark and creativity.
  3. 3
    [singular] a short feeling or expression of something
    A tiny spark of anger flared within her.
  4. 4
    [singular] mainly journalism something that starts a series of events or a process
    The most immediate spark for unrest could come from the economy.

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