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English verb: scintillate

1. scintillate (weather) give off

SamplesThe substance scintillated sparks and flashes.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)emit, give off, give out

Verb groupscintillate, twinkle, winkle

2. scintillate (weather) reflect brightly

SamplesUnquarried marble sparkled on the hillside.

Synonymscoruscate, sparkle

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)reflect, shine

3. scintillate (weather) emit or reflect light in a flickering manner

SamplesDoes a constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?.

Synonymstwinkle, winkle

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)beam, shine

Verb groupscintillate

Domain categorycelestial body, heavenly body

4. scintillate (perception) physics: fluoresce momentarily when struck by a charged particle or high-energy photon

SamplesThe phosphor fluoresced.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)fluoresce

5. scintillate (change) be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity

SamplesThe musical performance sparkled.
A scintillating conversation.
His playing coruscated throughout the concert hall.

Synonymscoruscate, sparkle

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)be

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