scintillating

[ sin-tl-ey-ting ]
/ ˈsɪn tlˌeɪ tɪŋ /

adjective

animated; vivacious; effervescent: a scintillating personality.
witty; brilliantly clever: a scintillating conversationalist; a play full of scintillating dialogue.

Nearby words

  1. scintigraphy,
  2. scintilla,
  3. scintillant,
  4. scintillascope,
  5. scintillate,
  6. scintillating scotoma,
  7. scintillation,
  8. scintillation counter,
  9. scintillation spectrometer,
  10. scintillator

Origin of scintillating

First recorded in 1880–85; scintillate + -ing1

Related formsscin·til·lat·ing·ly, adverbun·scin·til·lat·ing, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for unscintillating

scintillating

/ (ˈsɪntɪˌleɪtɪŋ) /

adjective

sparkling; twinkling
animated or brilliant
Derived Formsscintillatingly, adverb

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