- a flash of light from the ionization of a phosphor struck by an energetic photon or particle.
- random fluctuation of the amplitude, phase, or polarization of an electromagnetic wave.
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Miriam retorted with the first scintillation of gaiety she had shown on this occasion.The Tragic Muse|Henry James
With the spell of her voice, of her eyes, of her radiant face upon him, Cameron's scintillation faded and snuffed out.Corporal Cameron|Ralph Connor
The Diana pond was skinned with ice; goddess and golden nymphs caught every scintillation of cold sunlight as we trundled past.Witching Hill|E. W. Hornung
The room was filled with a luminous rosy light, alive with scintillation of diamond brilliancy.A Son of Perdition|Fergus Hume
The presence of moisture in the atmosphere intensifies scintillation, and this is usually regarded as a prognostication of rain.The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost'|Thomas Orchard