scintillant

scintillant
adjective
having brief brilliant points or flashes of light
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bugle beads all aglitter

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glinting eyes

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glinting water

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his glittering eyes were cold and malevolent

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shop window full of glittering Christmas trees

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glittery costume jewelry

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scintillant mica

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the scintillating stars

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a dress with sparkly sequins

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`glistering' is an archaic term

Syn:
Similar to: ↑bright
Derivationally related forms: ↑sparkle (for: ↑sparkly), ↑scintillate, ↑glitter (for: ↑glittery), ↑coruscate (for: ↑coruscant)

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  • scintillant — scintillant, ante [ sɛ̃tijɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. et n. m. • 1560; de scintiller 1 ♦ Qui scintille, jette des éclats intermittents. ⇒ 1. brillant, étincelant. Étoiles scintillantes. ⇒ clignotant. 2 ♦ N. m. (1949) Ornement de clinquant pour arbre, crèche… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • scintillant — scintillant, ante (sin til lan, lan t ; plusieurs mouillent les ll) adj. 1°   Qui scintille. •   À mes vitres scintillantes Il [l hiver] trace des fleurs brillantes, BÉRANG. Hiver..    Fig. •   Je voudrais finir par quelque chose de beau, de… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Scintillant — Scin til*lant, a. [L. scintillans, p. pr. of scintillare to sparkle. See {Scintillate}.] Emitting sparks, or fine igneous particles; sparkling. M. Green. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scintillant — фр. [сэнтийа/н] scintillante ит. [шинтилла/нтэ] сверкая, мерцая, искристо …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • scintillant — scintillantly, adv. /sin tl euhnt/, adj. scintillating; sparkling. [1600 10; < L scintillant (s. of scintillans, prp. of scintillare to send out sparks; flash). See SCINTILLA, ANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • scintillant — scintillate ► VERB ▪ emit flashes of light; sparkle. DERIVATIVES scintillant adjective & noun scintillation noun. ORIGIN Latin scintillare to sparkle …   English terms dictionary

  • Scintillant Hummingbird — Taxobox name = Scintillant Hummingbird status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Trochiliformes familia = Trochilidae genus = Selasphorus species = S. scintilla binomial =… …   Wikipedia

  • scintillant hummingbird — žvilgusis selasforas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Selasphorus scintilla angl. scintillant hummingbird vok. Orangekehlelfe, f rus. искристый селасфорус, m pranc. colibri scintillant, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • scintillant — adjective Date: 1610 that scintillates ; sparkling • scintillantly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • SCINTILLANT — ANTE. adj. (On prononce les deux L, sans les mouiller.) Qui scintille …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

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