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Definition 1: merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where spark or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had a sparkle in his eye
  • there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes

Synonyms for spark in the sense of this definition

(spark is a kind of ...) an energetic style

(spark is a kind of ...) the feelings expressed on a person's face

"a sad expression" "a look of triumph" "an angry face"

Definition 2: a momentary flash of light - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for spark in the sense of this definition

(spark is a kind of ...) a sudden intense burst of radiant energy

Definition 3: a small fragment of a burning substance thrown out by burning material or by friction - [noun denoting object]

(spark is a kind of ...) a piece broken off or cut off of something else

"a fragment of rock"

Definition 4: Scottish writer of satirical novels (born in 1918) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for spark in the sense of this definition

(spark is an instance of ...) writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)

Definition 5: electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for spark in the sense of this definition

(spark is a kind of ...) the passage of electricity through a conductor

(... is a kind of spark ) discharge between electrodes creating visible streamers of ionized particles

(... is a kind of spark ) an electrical discharge accompanied by ionization of surrounding atmosphere

(... is a kind of spark ) an unintended electric discharge (as over or around an insulator)

Definition 6: a small but noticeable trace of some quality that might become stronger - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where spark or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a spark of interest
  • a spark of decency

(spark is a kind of ...) a just detectable amount

"he speaks French with a trace of an accent" "a hint mockery in her manner" "a tint of glamour"

Definition 7: put in motion or move to act - [verb of creation]

Samples where spark or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • trigger a reaction
  • actuate the circuits

Synonyms for spark in the sense of this definition

(spark is a kind of ...) take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of

"This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"

(spark causes ...) come to pass

"What is happening?" "The meeting took place off without an incidence" "Nothing occurred that seemed important"

Definition 8: emit or produce sparks - [verb of weather]

Samples where spark or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • A high tension wire, brought down by a storm, can continue to spark

Synonyms for spark in the sense of this definition

(spark is a kind of ...) give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.

"The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits"

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