Synonyms of spark


1. flicker, spark, glint, flash

usage: a momentary flash of light

2. sparkle, twinkle, spark, light, vitality, verve, expression, look, aspect, facial expression, face

usage: merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance; "he had a sparkle in his eye"; "there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes"

3. discharge, spark, arc, electric arc, electric discharge, electrical conduction

usage: electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field

4. spark, trace, hint, suggestion

usage: a small but noticeable trace of some quality that might become stronger; "a spark of interest"; "a spark of decency"

5. Spark, Muriel Spark, Dame Muriel Spark, Muriel Sarah Spark

usage: Scottish writer of satirical novels (born in 1918)

6. spark, fragment

usage: a small fragment of a burning substance thrown out by burning material or by friction


1. trip, actuate, trigger, activate, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch off, initiate, pioneer

usage: put in motion or move to act; "trigger a reaction"; "actuate the circuits"

2. spark, sparkle, emit, give out, give off

usage: emit or produce sparks; "A high tension wire, brought down by a storm, can continue to spark"

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Definition and meaning of spark (Dictionary)