Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The common European smelt (Osperus eperlanus).
  • n. A young or immature herring.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The European smelt (Osmerus eperlanus).
  • n. A young salmon.
  • n. A tern.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A smelt.
  • n. A samlet; a smolt.
  • n. A tern or sea-swallow.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the common smelt of Europe
  • n. common smelt of Europe

Etymologies

Middle English sperlinge, from Old French esperlinge, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch spierlinc.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • I hear John Green looks fabulous in sparling silver tulle skirts though.

    Tales From The Margins

  • The reluctance of Marthe Hardelot to leave her home when the Germans invade is conveyed not in terms of panic but in terms of possessions: "her linen cupboard, the fine sheets from Flanders, embroidered by nuns in Bruges, her kitchenware—copper pans, candlesticks, sparling bowls—and the photos of Aunt Adèle at her First Communion, and Uncle Jules ten months old, naked on a pillow."

    A Supremely Disabused Writer

  • But there is yet another sparling gift for Aishwarya Rai Bachchan awaiting at Bangkok.

    Ash to get 7900 diamond-studded business card !

  • Always tasty is frozen juices made with sparling water, club soda, or sprite.

    Shoo Fly - SpouseBUZZ

  • TENANTS HARBOR (Sep 15): Enjoy a wonderful selection from our breakfast menu while you gaze out at sparling Tenants Harbor.

    Knox

  • TENANTS HARBOR (Oct 28): Enjoy a wonderful selection from our breakfast menu while you gaze out at sparling Tenants Harbor.

    Knox

  • TENANTS HARBOR (Oct 11): Enjoy a wonderful selection from our breakfast menu while you gaze out at sparling Tenants Harbor.

    Knox

  • In institute new york, cespitose intercourse, crapulent of the compliment and hermann spectroscope sparling to it predicator wetback in the crawford split.

    Rational Review

  • TENANTS HARBOR (Sep 11): Enjoy a wonderful selection from our breakfast menu while you gaze out at sparling Tenants Harbor.

    Knox

  • If they rate the mortgage backed security poo What you have linked to sparling is a congressional hearing in 2004.

    Clipmarks | Live Clips

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.