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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sparkler a firework that burns slowly and throws out a shower of sparks
    • n sparkler diamonds "look at the ice on that dame!"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sparkler (Zoöl) A tiger beetle.
    • n Sparkler One who scatters; esp., one who scatters money; an improvident person.
    • n Sparkler One who, or that which, sparkles.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sparkler A thing which or a person who sparkles; that which or one who gives off scintillations, as of light, beauty, or wit: often applied specifically to gems, especially the diamond.
    • n sparkler One of various species of tiger-beetles (Cicindela): so called in allusion to their shining or sparkling appearance when running in the sunshine. See cuts under Cicindela.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sparkler one who, or that which, sparkles
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A freq. of spark.


In literature:

He has a pocket full o' kale an' sparklers an' tings, and he goes fer to shoot me up wen I tries to get away.
"The Oakdale Affair" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Consult your glass, my dear, and then see if, with such a pair of eyes, you want any better sparklers.
"She Stoops to Conquer" by Oliver Goldsmith
Mr and Mrs Sparkler had been dining alone, with their gloom cast over them, and Mrs Sparkler reclined on a drawing-room sofa.
"Little Dorrit" by Charles Dickens
Two hundred and ten thousand, I think it was, you said the sparklers cost.
"The Adventures of Jimmie Dale" by Frank L. Packard
Put those sparklers away with the rest until we get ready to 'fence' them.
"The White Moll" by Frank L. Packard
O Edmund Sparkler, you builded better than you knew, when you reared eulogiums upon the woman with no nonsense about her.
"Gala-days" by Gail Hamilton
Where shall we find the rolling sparkler?
"The English Church in the Eighteenth Century" by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
See that sparkler on her finger?
"Steve Yeager" by William MacLeod Raine
And I just would love one of those big sparklers in a ring.
"The Outdoor Girls at Ocean View" by Laura Lee Hope
He had had half a dozen of those prism-and-star sparklers.
"The Door Through Space" by Marion Zimmer Bradley
I wish it were diamonds instead: but maybe his spade will dig up a few sparklers in the end.
"Everyman's Land" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
The little boy and girl well knew the "sparkler," as they sometimes called it.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Christmas Tree Cove" by Laura Lee Hope
Fluff and flimsy, trimmed with sparklers; cut frightfully low, no sleeves, and a draggly train.
"Under the Country Sky" by Grace S. Richmond
Good-by to your sparkler, Tom, this trip, if we ever expect to see the lights of old Broadway again.
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
Trees exploded into giant sparklers.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
I never had any to speak of, and these bonny sparklers pluck at the heart o' me.
"Maid of the Mist" by John Oxenham
Isn't that ring a sparkler!
"Ahead of the Show" by Fred Thorpe
Whence these little sparklers So unlike to me?
"In My Nursery" by Laura E. Richards
If I were on the cross, Mr. Paxton, I wouldn't have those sparklers if they were offered me for nothing.
"The Datchet Diamonds" by Richard Marsh
If the sparklers are real they're worth a couple of thousand to the Dutchman.
"The Lady in the Car" by William Le Queux

In news:

She Caught a Sparkler, A Bit Too Hot to Handle.
When it comes to celebrating, few wines in the Northwest are more affordable, available and worthy than the sparklers from Domaine Ste.
"We learned how to make sparklers in Chemistry today.".
Jennifer Aniston showed off her giant engagement ring Thursday and has photos of the super sparkler.
No, not the kind of sparklers you have to cross county lines to buy.
If you must light up the sparklers at your house.
They are the Duncanville "Sparklers.".
Italian Editor Monica Larner on safeguarding the Prosecco name and why everyone loves this light, easy sparkler.
Talk to you soon, I've gotta go play with sparklers.
State fire officials are urging people to use caution when handling fireworks on the Fourth of July holiday, and not let children handle sparklers or other fireworks.
The Bader & Garrin-designed sparkler features an approximately 4-carat stone in the center and trapezoid diamonds on the side.
Your guide to the perfect pink sparkler .
It may not be the best sparkler to date from Schug, but it's quite tasty and refreshing.
In Oregon, Argyle winery produces a delightful brut sparkler with an intensity of fruit that reminds me of the Domaine Chandon Etoile from Napa Valley.
There's no right or wrong kind of sparkler .