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I am confused about the use of "up" after sparkling in below sentence. Is "Sparkling up" a phrasal Verb? What is the difference in meaning if we don't use "up".

"Our home was sparkling up with lights and joys and happiness that this festival brings with it."

I searched but didn't find that "sparkling up" is a Phrasal Verb.

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  • I don't think it is regularly used, but the idea is similar to "lighted up" or "lit up", except that the visible light is sparkling. – user3169 Jan 8 '18 at 6:45
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As far as I know sparkling up is not a phrasal verb although it looks like one.

If you leave out upthe sentence sounds a little more natural and flowing.

In the sentence below sparkling refers to how bright, shining and glittering the lights are in the house.

Our home was sparkling with lights and joys and happiness that this festival brings with it."

Sparkling is an adjective that is also often used to describe the stars in the night sky.

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