• (GA) IPA: /ˈspɑɹkl̩ɪŋ/, /ˈspɑɹklɪŋ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈspɑːkl̩ɪŋ/, /ˈspɑːklɪŋ/
  1. Present participle and gerund of sparkle#English|sparkle.

sparkling (not comparable)

  1. Of an object, reflecting light as if giving off tiny sparks.
  2. Of a beverage, especially an alcoholic beverage, containing dissolved carbon dioxide (either naturally or that has been added) that comes out of solution in the form of many tiny bubbles.
  3. (figurative) Brilliant and vivacious.
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sparkling (plural sparklings)

  1. Act or appearance of something that sparkles; a sparkle; a gleam.
    • Bright are the sparklings that beam from the dew.
  2. A sparkling wine.
    • 2011, Michael Cooper, 100 Must-try New Zealand Wines (page 208)
      Wines like this struggle to stand out on the show circuit, where the judges are more likely to be searching for sparklings designed in the classic Champagne mould.

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