/spahr"klee/, adj., sparklier, sparkliest.
1. tending to sparkle; animated; lively: a row of sparkly cheerleaders.
2. (of a wine) naturally carbonated; effervescent.
[1920-25; SPARKLE + -Y1]

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Universalium. 2010.

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