One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘her earrings sparkled as she turned her head’
glitter, glint, glisten, twinkle, flicker, flash, blink, wink, shimmer, dance, shine, gleam, glow
rare coruscate, fulgurate, effulge
2‘after a glass of wine, she began to sparkle’
be lively, be vivacious, be animated, be ebullient, be exuberant, be bubbly, be effervescent, be sparkling, be witty, be brilliant, be enthusiastic, be full of life
1‘I swim every day and I love the blue sparkle of the pool’
glitter, glint, twinkle, twinkling, flicker, flickering, shimmer, flash, flashing, blinking, winking, dancing, shine, gleam, glow
rare coruscation, fulguration, effulgence
2‘she reminded Melissa of champagne, full of fizz and sparkle’
vivacity, animation, liveliness, vitality, life, verve, high spirits, exuberance, zest, buoyancy, effervescence, enthusiasm, ardour, energy, vigour, go, elan, gusto, brio, bounce, spirit, spiritedness, dynamism, activity, fire, panache, colour, dash, drive
informal oomph, pizzazz, pep, zing, zip, vim, get-up-and-go
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