Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb scintillate

5 senses of scintillate

Sense 1
scintillate -- (give off; "the substance scintillated sparks and flashes")
       => emit, give out, give off -- (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")

Sense 2
sparkle, scintillate, coruscate -- (reflect brightly; "Unquarried marble sparkled on the hillside")
       => reflect, shine -- (be bright by reflecting or casting light; "Drive carefully--the wet road reflects")

Sense 3
twinkle, winkle, scintillate -- (emit or reflect light in a flickering manner; "Does a constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?")
       => shine, beam -- (emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light; "The sun shone bright that day"; "The fire beamed on their faces")

Sense 4
scintillate -- (physics: fluoresce momentarily when struck by a charged particle or high-energy photon; "the phosphor fluoresced")
       => fluoresce -- (exhibit or undergo fluorescence)

Sense 5
sparkle, scintillate, coruscate -- (be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity; "The musical performance sparkled"; "A scintillating conversation"; "his playing coruscated throughout the concert hall")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

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