Definition of 'spark'
Example sentences containing 'spark'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Sparks fly when you are reunited with a friend. The Sun (2013)The comments sparked outrage after a transcript was released. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But the interest in war sparked attention to improved weaponry. World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)She sparked our imaginations and encouraged creative writing. The Sun (2011)That would have opened up the possibility of loose wires sparking the fire. Times, Sunday Times (2008)What it lacks is any real spark of excitement. Times, Sunday Times (2009)So obviously some bright spark closed that too. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The agency said it feared the gush could spark an electrical fault and lock the barrier down. The Sun (2015)The smacker has sparked speculation of another steamy love triangle. The Sun (2015)Then a small irritation will spark an avalanche of frustration and action. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Now that spark can come from anywhere. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They explode in the dark in tiny electric sparks. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Once you were neighbours but love sparks fly when you meet again. The Sun (2009)His comment sparked fears of chaos if queries swamp exam bodies. The Sun (2010)Let this burden your mind and spark your imagination. Christianity Today (2000)The accident was caused by an electrical spark in an environment of pure oxygen. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Legacy projects succeed when they spark excitement and a change in attitudes about what education can lead to. Times, Sunday Times (2010)What sparked his interest in leadership? Times, Sunday Times (2006)Instead they're cheerfully sparking more cigarettes and dragging in chairs for a better view. Times, Sunday Times (2009)THE crime website some bright spark set up this week crashed the moment it went online. The Sun (2011)She sparks up a cigarette. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The spokesman said: 'There is always that tiny spark of hope. The Sun (2008)
Trends of 'spark'
In Common Usage. spark is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'spark'
British English: spark /spɑːk/ NOUN
A spark is a tiny bright piece of burning material that flies up from something that is burning.
Sparks flew out of the fire in all directions.
- American English: spark
- Arabic: شَرَّارَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: centelha
- Chinese: 火花
- Croatian: iskra
- Czech: jiskra
- Danish: gnist
- Dutch: vonk
- European Spanish: chispa
- Finnish: kipinä
- French: étincelle
- German: Funke
- Greek: σπίθα
- Italian: scintilla
- Japanese: 火花
- Korean: 불꽃
- Norwegian: gnist
- Polish: iskra
- European Portuguese: centelha
- Romanian: scânteie
- Russian: искра
- Spanish: chispa
- Swedish: gnista
- Thai: ประกายไฟ
- Turkish: kıvılcım
- Ukrainian: іскра
- Vietnamese: tia lửa
British English: spark VERB
If something sparks, sparks of fire or light come from it.
The wires were sparking above me.
Definition of spark from the Collins English Dictionary
The language of love: 5 ways to express your love on Valentine’s Day
In the market for some new terms of endearment? Here’s the etymology behind some of the most popular.
Part One: Unlocking Mandarin with Paul Noble
We sent one of the Collins team for a one-to-one learning experience with the man himself, and here’s how they found part one of the course.
Smarter tech can be a game-changer for those with different needs
Improving accessibility when banking is a key focus this year, here are some of ways tech is helping make managing money easier for everyone.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.