- sparkler (n.) in the hand-held fireworks sense, 1879, agent noun from SPARKLE (Cf. sparkle) (v.).
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Sparkler — Spar kler, n. One who scatters; esp., one who scatters money; an improvident person. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Sparkler — Spar kler, n. One who, or that which, sparkles. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Sparkler — Spar kler, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A tiger beetle. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
sparkler — ► NOUN ▪ a hand held firework that emits sparks … English terms dictionary
sparkler — [spär′klər] n. a person or thing that sparkles; specif., a) a thin stick of pyrotechnic material that burns with bright sparks b) [pl.] Informal clear, brilliant eyes c) Informal a diamond or similar gem … English World dictionary
Sparkler — A sparkler is a type of hand held firework that burns slowly while emitting coloured flames, sparks, and many effects.In the United Kingdom, a sparkler is often used by children at bonfire and fireworks displays on Guy Fawkes Night, the fifth of… … Wikipedia
sparkler — UK [ˈspɑː(r)klə(r)] / US [ˈspɑrk(ə)lər] noun [countable] Word forms sparkler : singular sparkler plural sparklers a type of firework that you hold in your hand and that makes bright sparks when you burn one end of it … English dictionary
sparkler — n British a lie, especially a welcome or helpful lie. A working class Londoner s expres sion. ► So he wouldn t say the old sparkler? (Simon Holdaway, Inside the British Police, 1983) … Contemporary slang
sparkler — [[t]spɑ͟ː(r)klə(r)[/t]] sparklers N COUNT A sparkler is a small firework that you can hold as it burns. It looks like a piece of thick wire and burns with a lot of small bright sparks … English dictionary
sparkler — n. a diamond; gemstones. □ Look at the sparklers on that old dame. □ Janice has a new sparkler on her finger … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions