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Scintillate

verb
(past & past part. scintillated; pres. part. scintillating)
1.
Give off.
2.
Reflect brightly.  Synonyms: coruscate, sparkle.
3.
Emit or reflect light in a flickering manner.  Synonyms: twinkle, winkle.
4.
Physics: fluoresce momentarily when struck by a charged particle or high-energy photon.
5.
Be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity.  Synonyms: coruscate, sparkle.  "A scintillating conversation" , "His playing coruscated throughout the concert hall"






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"Scintillate" Quotes from Famous Books



... to Darrell the pre-eminently distinguishing characteristic of that face was the eyes. Of the most perfect steel blue he had ever seen, they seemed, as they turned upon him in that intense glance, to glint and scintillate like the points of two rapiers in a brilliant sword play, while their look of concentrated fury and malignity, more demon-like than human, was stamped ineffaceably ...
— At the Time Appointed • A. Maynard Barbour

... toward us, transfiguring its erstwhile surface of ebony into a tremble of turquoise and gold, outlining every spar and sail and rope in the ship with thin, golden wires, and causing every bit of glass and polished metal-work to blaze and scintillate with golden fire. The watch appeared, yawning and stretching as they emerged from their hiding places, blinking like owls as they stared over the bows endeavouring to pick out from the dazzle ahead the shape of land that the lookout was pointing to; and the carpenter ...
— Overdue - The Story of a Missing Ship • Harry Collingwood



Words linked to "Scintillate" :   give out, scintillant, scintilla, reflect, heavenly body, give off, emit, shine, fluoresce, be, beam, scintillation, celestial body



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