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Date: 1100-1200
Origin: spark

sparkle

1 verb
     
spar‧kle1 [intransitive]
1 to shine in small bright flashes [↪ sparkling]:
The sea sparkled in the sun.
The crystal chandelier sparkled.
2 if someone's eyes sparkle, they seem to shine brightly, especially because the person is happy or excited

sparkling

sparkling with
Ron's eyes sparkled with excitement.

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