Synonyms for spark

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : spahrk
Phonetic Transcription : spɑrk

Top 10 synonyms for spark Other synonyms for the word spark

Définition of spark

Origin :
  • Old English spearca, from Proto-Germanic *spark- (cf. Middle Low German sparke, Middle Dutch spranke, not found in other Germanic languages). Electrical sense dates from 1748. Slang sense of "a gallant, a beau, a lover" (c.1600) is perhaps a figurative use, but also perhaps from cognate Old Norse sparkr "lively." Spark plug first recorded 1903 (sparking plug is from 1902); figurative sense of "one who initiates or is a driving force in some activity" is from 1941.
  • noun flash, trace
  • verb start, inspire
Example sentences :
  • Dry and worm-eaten, a spark upon them became a smoulder, and a smoulder a blaze.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • When he heard the drums he flared up like a spark in the tinder.
  • Extract from : « The Trail Book » by Mary Austin
  • Every spark of human feeling had evidently been stifled in him.
  • Extract from : « The Underdog » by F. Hopkinson Smith
  • The dark eyes of Antoun lit with a spark of surprise and laughter.
  • Extract from : « It Happened in Egypt » by C. N. Williamson
  • This was his work, the spark he had kindled was being fanned into a steady blaze.
  • Extract from : « Slaves of Mercury » by Nat Schachner
  • A spark of magnanimity might awake in his soul—and then all would have been settled for the best.
  • Extract from : « A Hero of Our Time » by M. Y. Lermontov
  • But adulation, flunkeyism, concert, covered the spark with dirt and mud.
  • Extract from : « Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863 » by Adam Gurowski
  • There was no spark visible of the fire which had flashed earlier in the day.
  • Extract from : « A Breath of Prairie and other stories » by Will Lillibridge
  • There is a spark of intelligence in his eyes, and an alien affectation in his speech.
  • Extract from : « The Book of Khalid » by Ameen Rihani
  • Just a spark, otherwise we shall go into a melancholy decline.
  • Extract from : « Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, November 25, 1914 » by Various

Antonyms for spark

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