verb (used without object), scin·til·lat·ed, scin·til·lat·ing.
- (of the amplitude, phase, or polarization of an electromagnetic wave) to fluctuate in a random manner.
- (of an energetic photon or particle) to produce a flash of light in a phosphor by striking it.
verb (used with object), scin·til·lat·ed, scin·til·lat·ing.
Examples from the Web for scintillate
The expiring heat of the departed sun made them scintillate and shimmer in a soft and undulating light.Eleven Possible Cases|Frank R. Stockton
They did not scintillate, but rather glistened with a steady greenish lustre.The Scalp Hunters|Mayne Reid
Merely to look at you would make the dullest set of people in London wake up and scintillate.In the Wilderness|Robert Hichens
It is hardly noticeable save for the stars α and β of third magnitude, which scintillate on its forehead.Astronomy for Amateurs|Camille Flammarion
A man with savoir faire may scintillate in a crowd, but it takes a "bashful man" to shine in a dim cozy corner.A Guide to Men|Helen Rowland