[n] brightness and animation of countenance; "he had a sparkle in his eye"
[n] a momentary flash of light
[n] a small fragment of a burning substance thrown out by burning material or by friction
[n] Scottish writer of satirical novels (born in 1918)
[n] electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field
[n] a small but noticeable trace of some quality that might become stronger; "a spark of interest"; "a spark of decency"
[v] put in motion or move to act; "trigger a reaction"; "actuate the circuits"
[v] emit or produce sparks; "A high tension wire, brought down by a storm, can continue to spark"
activate, actuate, arc, Dame Muriel Spark, discharge, electric arc, electric discharge, flicker, glint, light, Muriel Sarah Spark, Muriel Spark, set off, spark off, sparkle, sparkle, touch off, trigger, trigger off, trip