- 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.
- Present participle of scintillate.
(comparative more scintillating, superlative most scintillating)
Variant of scintillate
intransitive verbscintillated, scintillating
- to give off sparks; flash; sparkle
- to sparkle intellectually; be brilliant and witty
- to twinkle, as a star
Origin of scintillate; from Classical Latin scintillatus, past participle of scintillare, to sparkle ; from scintilla, a spark