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    sparkly - funkelnd, glänzend, glitzernd

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    sparkly adjective - funkelnd, glänzend, glitzernd

    Examples/ definitions with source references

    LEO only has "sparkling" [Adj.] so far, no mention of "sparkly".

    sparkly, adjective

    sparklier; sparkliest

    Definition of sparkly

    tending to sparkle shining with or reflecting bright points of light


    "sparkly Christmas decorations"

    "Run by various entrepreneurs, the vehicles … are cheap, plentiful, and known for loud music and sparkly disco balls."

    sparkly, adjective

    sparklier; sparkliest


    a. Giving off tiny flashes of light; glittery: a dress with sparkly sequins.

    b. Lively; vivacious: a sparkly personality.

    2. Effervescent: sparkly cider.


    shining brightly with a lot of small points of light :

    Eight grandchildren followed, and Elenor was a constant presence in their lives. She attended all their school concerts and baked them cookies, biscuits and cinnamon rolls almost daily. She had sparkly eyes and an impish sense of humour - her strapping grandsons loved teasing her.

    Hailey Bieber looks gorgeous in a sparkly dress while making an appearance on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ in New York City.

    Pottery from West Mersea Test-Pits

    Roman Spanish Amphora

    Thick, pale brown fabric with a sparkly surface due to large quantities of the mineral mica being naturally present in the clay. Pots are large, torpedo-shaped jars up to 2m high, and were used to transport wine, olive oil and a sauce made of fermented fish (‘garum’) throughout the Roman Empire. 2nd - 4th century.

    AuthorIrene-S (1061812) 03 Oct 22, 07:46

    Dazu auch :


    (spɑːʳkli IPA Pronunciation Guide )

    Word forms: comparative sparklier, superlative sparkliest


    Sparkly things sparkle.


    ...a sparkly toy necklace.

    Her eyes were sparkly. ...

     ... sparkly in British English

    (ˈspɑːklɪ IPA Pronunciation Guide )

    adjective Word forms: -lier or -liest



    She wore a sparkly toy necklace.

    Her eyes were sparkly. ...

     ... sparkly in American English


    adjective Word forms: -klier, -kliest

    1. tending to sparkle; animated; lively

    a row of sparkly cheerleaders

    2. (of a wine)

    naturally carbonated; effervescent  ...


    ​adjective ​informal

    UK  /ˈspɑː(r)k(ə)li/


       1    shining with small points of reflected light

       sparkly buttons ...

    #1Authorno me bré (700807) 03 Oct 22, 20:08
    Context/ examples

    sparkling adjective 

    (also less frequent, informal sparkly)

    shining and flashing with light


    Sparkling; that sparkles. Also figurative, lively.

    1922   Glasgow Herald 18 Dec. 8  Among the shiny, sparkly rings.

    1957   J. Frame Owls do Cry 124  Evening bags covered with sparkly beads.

    1978   Detroit Free Press 5 Mar. (Parade Suppl.) 14 e/3 (advt.)   A wee bouquet—jewel-bright & sparkly as springtime!

    1979   Rescue News Sept. 8/3  The shop needs a good facelift and more positive selling policy with a wider range of goods and a sparklier range of staff.

    Christmas chaos is great. It’s a bright sparkly excuse for being utterly haggard and manic

    Disney on Ice: I have seen the future and it's sparkly

    Crazy diamond: 10 shiny, sparkly things for Christmas

    The best sparkly clothes for all ages – in pictures


    Supported. Here's the Oxford Learners and the OED too, plus a few more examples from The Guardian, to prove the word exists.

    I disagree with the Oxford Learners that sparkly is a 'less frequent, informal' synonym for sparkling (=shining with light). I don't think they're really used interchangeably, and one isn't more common than the other. If you do a search for sparkling and sparkly on The Guardian you get very different results.

    A crystal-clear lake might be sparkling, but a Christmas tree or a sequin dress is always sparkly.

    #2Authorpapousek (343122) 04 Oct 22, 11:47

    Would others agree that funkelnd or glitzernd are better equivalents than glänzend?

    #3AuthorHecuba - UK (250280) 04 Oct 22, 18:51

    Re #3


    #4Authorkarla13 (1364913) 04 Oct 22, 19:47
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