- 1a. A tiny red-hot glowing fiery particle that jumps out from some burning material;
- Thesaurus: flash, flicker, sparkle, glitter, flare, glow.
2a. A flash of light that is produced by a discontinuous electrical discharge flashing across a short gap between two conductors;
2b. This kind of electrical discharge, eg in the engine of a motor vehicle, etc where its function is to ignite the explosive mixture.
3. A trace, hint or glimmer.
- Example: showed not a spark of recognition
4b. A particularly bright point in a precious stone.
- A familiar name for an electrician, radio operator, etc.
- Form: sparks
1. To emit sparks of fire or electricity.
- Thesaurus: flash, flare, sparkle, flicker, glitter.
- Trouble, angry words, etc will ensue.
- Example: After the verdict sparks really began to fly
Phrasal Verb: spark something off
- To stimulate, provoke or start something.
- Example: The film sparked off great controversy