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spark

spark

 
pronunciation:
spark
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a fiery or brightly glowing particle thrown off by burning wood.
synonyms:
sparkle
similar words:
cinder, ember
definition 2: a similar bright particle that can be produced when two hard objects are struck together.
synonyms:
sparkle
definition 3: a short bright flash, such as that produced when electricity passes across a space.
similar words:
arc, flame, flash, flicker, glint, twinkle
definition 4: a brief discharge of electricity.
definition 5: a small but significant amount, as of a quality, talent, or attitude.
a spark of ingenuitya spark of rebelliousness
similar words:
dash, fire, flash, flicker, glimmer, touch, twinkle
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: sparked, sparking, sparks
definition 1: to produce or cause to produce sparks.
synonyms:
scintillate, sparkle
similar words:
flash, flicker, glimmer, glint, ignite, light
definition 2: to be produced as or like sparks.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: (informal) to set in motion; arouse, animate, or stimulate.
The court ruling sparked many protests.
synonyms:
stimulate
similar words:
animate, arouse, excite, fire, galvanize, ignite, incite, inspire, instigate, kindle, pique, provoke, rouse, spur
derivations: sparkless (adj.), sparklike (adj.)
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