Definition for scintillating (2 of 2)
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 scintillating
With some scintillating play, Die Oranje backed up their standing as dark horses for the tournament.
And thus as scintillating, as thrilling as they often are to watch, they also come tinged with tragedy for those who “blew it.”
And thus as scintillating, as thrilling as they often are to watch, they also come tinged with tragedy for those who "blew it."
After the second course the inspiration breaks out in the liveliest sallies, all minds flashing and scintillating.The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 1 (of 6)|Hippolyte A. Taine
It was surmounted by a horrible head, with two scintillating eyes.The Triumph of Hilary Blachland|Bertram Mitford
Anon, it burst forth in scintillating flashes and shot out streams of quickening wit.The Crack of Doom|Robert Cromie
Wilde was at his best, scintillating as he had never done before, and doing it for the last time.The Amenities of Book-Collecting and Kindred Affections|A. Edward Newton
Striking scenes and freshets of scintillating dialogue rushed through my mind.Love Among the Chickens|P. G. Wodehouse
British Dictionary definitions for scintillating (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for scintillating (2 of 2)
verb (mainly intr)
Word Origin for scintillate
Word Origin and History for scintillating
1620s, from Latin scintillatus, past participle of scintillare "to sparkle, glitter, gleam, flash," from scintilla "spark" (see scintilla). Related: Scintillated; scintillating.