- The definition of scintillating is something fascinating or brilliantly clever.
Fast-paced, witty and clever dialogue on a favored TV show is an example of something that would be described as scintillating.
Variant of scintillate
- to give off sparks; flash; sparkle
- to sparkle intellectually; be brilliant and witty
- to twinkle, as a star
Origin: from Classical Latin scintillatus, past participle of scintillare, to sparkle from scintilla, a spark
- scintillant adjective
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