1. [ adjective ] (of a liquid) giving off bubbles
Related terms: noneffervescent aerated carbonated fizzing bubbling
2. [ adjective ] used of wines and waters; charged naturally or artificially with carbon dioxide
Synonyms: sparkling

"sparkling wines" "sparkling water"

Related terms: still
3. [ adjective ] marked by high spirits or excitement
Synonyms: sparkling scintillating sparkly bubbling

"his fertile effervescent mind" "scintillating personality" "sparkling conversation" "a row of sparkly cheerleaders"

Related terms: lively
Similar spelling:   effervesce