December 30, 2016
Learner's Word of the Day
sparkling /sparkling/ adjective
sparkling
/sparkling/
adjective
The sparkling ocean
The sparkling ocean
Learner's definition of SPARKLING

[more sparkling; most sparkling]

1 : shining with or reflecting bright points of light

  • the sparkling blue sea

  • sparkling jewels

2 : bright and clever

  • sparkling wit

3 : of the best quality : excellent or outstanding

  • a sparkling performance

  • The building is a sparkling example of modern architecture at its best.

  • (Brit) athletes in sparkling [=superb, brilliant] form

4 always used before a noun : containing bubbles

  • sparkling wine

  • sparkling grape juice

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