Scintillate Definition

scintillated, scintillates, scintillating
scintillated, scintillates, scintillating
To give off (sparks, flashes, etc.)
Webster's New World
To give off sparks; flash; sparkle.
Webster's New World
To sparkle intellectually; be brilliant and witty.
Webster's New World
To be scintillating.
Dinner conversation that scintillated.
American Heritage
To twinkle, as a star.
Webster's New World

Origin of Scintillate

  • From Latin scintillatus, past participle of scintillare (“to sparkle, glitter, gleam, flash"), from scintilla (“a spark")

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin scintillāre scintillāt- from scintilla spark

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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