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scintillating


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Scintillate  \Scin"til*late\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Scintillated}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Scintillating}.]  [L.  scintillare, 
  scintillatum  from  scintilla  a  spark.  Cf  {Stencil}.] 
  1.  To  emit  sparks,  or  fine  igneous  particles. 
 
  As  the  electrical  globe  only  scintillates  when 
  rubbed  against  its  cushion.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  2.  To  sparkle,  as  the  fixed  stars. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  scintillating 
  adj  1:  brilliantly  clever;  "scintillating  wit";  "a  play  full  of 
  scintillating  dialogue" 
  2:  marked  by  high  spirits  or  excitement;  "his  fertile 
  effervescent  mind";  "scintillating  personality"; 
  "sparkling  conversation";  "a  row  of  sparkly  cheerleaders" 
  [syn:  {bubbling},  {effervescent},  {sparkling},  {sparkly}] 
  3:  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"  [syn:  {aglitter(p)},  {fulgid},  {glinting}, 
  {glistering},  {glittering},  {glittery},  {scintillant},  {sparkling(a)}, 
  {sparkly}] 




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