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Overview of verb scintillate

The verb scintillate has 5 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. scintillate

(give off; "the substance scintillated sparks and flashes")

2. sparkle, scintillate, coruscate

(reflect brightly; "Unquarried marble sparkled on the hillside")

3. twinkle, winkle, scintillate

(emit or reflect light in a flickering manner; "Does a constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?")

4. scintillate

(physics: fluoresce momentarily when struck by a charged particle or high-energy photon; "the phosphor fluoresced")

5. sparkle, scintillate, coruscate

(be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity; "The musical performance sparkled"; "A scintillating conversation"; "his playing coruscated throughout the concert hall")

Overview of adj scintillating

The adj scintillating has 3 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. scintillating

(brilliantly clever; "scintillating wit"; "a play full of scintillating dialogue")

2. bubbling, effervescent, frothy, scintillating, sparkly

(marked by high spirits or excitement; "his fertile effervescent mind"; "scintillating personality"; "a row of sparkly cheerleaders")

3. aglitter, coruscant, fulgid, glinting, glistering, glittering, glittery, scintillant, scintillating, sparkly

(having brief brilliant points or flashes of light; "bugle beads all aglitter"; "glinting eyes"; "glinting water"; "his glittering eyes were cold and malevolent"; "shop window full of glittering Christmas trees"; "glittery costume jewelry"; "scintillant mica"; "the scintillating stars"; "a dress with sparkly sequins"; "`glistering' is an archaic term") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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