scintillant

[ sin-tl-uh nt ]
/ ˈsɪn tl ənt /

adjective

scintillating; sparkling.

Nearby words

  1. scinticisternography,
  2. scintigram,
  3. scintigraph,
  4. scintigraphy,
  5. scintilla,
  6. scintillascope,
  7. scintillate,
  8. scintillating,
  9. scintillating scotoma,
  10. scintillation

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

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