To spark something is to start it up. When you light a match, you spark the fire.

  • The fire was sparked when the match was thrown into the wood.

  • The argument was sparked when he said something inflammatory.

Definition of sparked


To trigger, kindle into activity (an argument, etc).


To light; to kindle.


To give off a spark or sparks.


Appalachian To court.


To woo, court; to act the gallant or beau.


That has had sparks (of electricity) passed through it

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Example Sentences for sparked

  • 1

    It was the spark that ignited the crowd.

  • 2

    The spark from the primer ignites the powder.

  • 3

    He sparked the flame of a general strike.

  • 4

    The spark that lit the flame was the invasion of Poland.

  • 5

    An igniter of the spark type is positioned downstream of the swirl vanes.

  • 6

    The ignition device produces a spark in the combustion chamber of the engine.

  • 7

    The top of the spark plug contains a terminal to connect to the ignition system.

  • 8

    It is flammable and should not be used around fire or sparks.

  • 9

    The lightning sparked a fire between the slates of the roof and the ceiling.

  • 10

    This was the spark for the massacre.