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spark

spark

 
 
pronunciation:
spark
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a very small bit of hot and glowing material thrown off by burning wood.
He leaned too close to the fire, and a spark hit his cheek.
synonyms:
sparkle
similar words:
cinder, ember
definition 2: a short, bright flash.
Sparks are made when electricity passes across a space.
similar words:
arc, flame, flash, flicker, glint, twinkle
definition 3: a small but important amount; a trace.
Her smile showed a spark of hope.
similar words:
dash, fire, flash, flicker, glimmer, touch, twinkle
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: sparked, sparking, sparks
definition 1: to produce or cause to produce sparks.
The fire sparked in the darkness.
synonyms:
sparkle
similar words:
flash, flicker, glimmer, glint, ignite, light
definition 2: (informal) to set in motion; stir up.
The principal's decision sparked anger from some of the students.
synonyms:
stimulate
similar words:
animate, arouse, excite, fire, ignite, incite, inspire, kindle, provoke, rouse, spur
derivations: sparkless (adj.), sparklike (adj.)
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