scintilla

[ sin-til-uh ]
/ sɪnˈtɪl ə /

noun

a minute particle; spark; trace: not a scintilla of remorse.

Origin of scintilla

1685–95; < Latin: spark
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scintilla

/ (sɪnˈtɪlə) /

noun

a minute amount; hint, trace, or particle

Word Origin for scintilla

C17: from Latin: a spark
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