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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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