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Definition 1: be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity - [verb of change]

Samples where scintillate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The musical performance sparkled
  • A scintillating conversation
  • his playing coruscated throughout the concert hall

Synonyms for scintillate in the sense of this definition

(scintillate is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

Definition 2: physics: fluoresce momentarily when struck by a charged particle or high-energy photon - [verb of perception]

Samples where scintillate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the phosphor fluoresced

(scintillate is a kind of ...) exhibit or undergo fluorescence

Definition 3: emit or reflect light in a flickering manner - [verb of weather]

Samples where scintillate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Does a constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?

Synonyms for scintillate in the sense of this definition

(scintillate is a kind of ...) emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light

"The sun shone bright that day" "The fire beamed on their faces"

(scintillate has a similar meaning as ...) give off

"the substance scintillated sparks and flashes"

(scintillate belongs to category ...) natural objects visible in the sky

Definition 4: give off - [verb of weather]

Samples where scintillate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the substance scintillated sparks and flashes

(scintillate is a kind of ...) give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.

"The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits"

(scintillate has a similar meaning as ...) emit or reflect light in a flickering manner

"Does a constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?"

Definition 5: reflect brightly - [verb of weather]

Samples where scintillate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Unquarried marble sparkled on the hillside

Synonyms for scintillate in the sense of this definition

(scintillate is a kind of ...) be bright by reflecting or casting light

"Drive carefully--the wet road reflects"

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