[sin-tl-uh nt]


scintillating; sparkling.

Origin of scintillant

First recorded in 1600–10, scintillant is from the Latin word scintillant- (stem of scintillāns, present participle of scintillāre to send out sparks; flash). See scintilla, -ant
Related formsscin·til·lant·ly, adverbun·scin·til·lant, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for scintillant

Historical Examples of scintillant

  • For an instant she saw nothing but the dance of scintillant pupils.

    The Coast of Chance

    Esther Chamberlain

  • It threw you into the scintillant Dawn with an abandon meet to a son of Waring.

  • For a moment her bright eyes were scintillant with wrath and indignation.

    Bohemian Days

    Geo. Alfred Townsend

  • The November twilight, scintillant with stars, lay darkly ahead.


    Leona Dalrymple

  • For scintillant wit and unflagging good humour, read his essays on the Teeth, the Hair and the Stomach.