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sparkler

[spahr-kler] /ˈspɑr klər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that sparkles.
2.
a firework that emits little sparks.
3.
a sparkling gem, especially a diamond.
4.
Informal. a bright eye.
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15; sparkle + -er1
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Examples from the web for sparkler
  • It's a sumptuously elegant sparkler with soft undertones.
  • Light only one sparkler at a time and hold it away from your body and others.
  • Any building or area used for mixing and blending pyrotechnic compositions except wet sparkler mix.
  • Light only one sparkler at a time and hold it away from your body.
British Dictionary definitions for sparkler

sparkler

/ˈspɑːklə/
noun
1.
a type of firework that throws out showers of sparks
2.
(informal) a sparkling gem
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Word Origin and History for sparkler
n.

in the hand-held fireworks sense, 1879, agent noun from sparkle (v.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for sparkler

spare tire

noun phrase
  1. Flab about the waist; a certain embonpoint; bulge (1925+)
  2. A superfluous and unwelcome person: I didn't come, because I knew I'd be a spare tire in that crowd (1940s+)
  3. A tedious person; a bore (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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