scintillate

The verb scintillate means to twinkle or glow, as in a flickering light. You may find it romantic to sit on the deck overlooking a lake on a clear night, where you can enjoy the scintillating stars in the sky and the reflection of the moon on the water.

Scintillate means to be sparkling and lively. Scintillate has its roots in the Latin words scintillare, meaning "to sparkle," and scintilla, meaning "a spark." The verb scintillate is related to the adjective scintillating and the noun scintilla. If you enjoy witty repartee, people may say your conversation scintillates with humor and they enjoy how you are so clever.

Definitions of scintillate
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v emit or reflect light in a flickering manner

Synonyms:
twinkle, winkle
Type of:
beam, shine
emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light

v give off

“the substance scintillated sparks and flashes”
Synonyms:
twinkle, winkle
emit or reflect light in a flickering manner
Type of:
emit, give off, give out
give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.

v reflect brightly

Synonyms:
coruscate, sparkle
Type of:
reflect, shine
be bright by reflecting or casting light

v physics: fluoresce momentarily when struck by a charged particle or high-energy photon

Type of:
fluoresce
exhibit or undergo fluorescence

v be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity

“A scintillating conversation”
Synonyms:
coruscate, sparkle
Type of:
be
have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

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