c. 1200, "to shine as if giving off sparks," frequentative verb form of Middle English sparke (see spark (v.)). Meaning "emit sparks" is from late 15c. Related: Sparkled; sparkling.
early 14c., from sparkle (v.), or a diminutive of spark (n.).
Unquarried marble sparkled on the hillside
The musical performance sparkled
he had a sparkle in his eye