1. brilliantly clever

scintillating wit


a play full of scintillating dialogue

Similar to: ↑intelligent
2. marked by high spirits or excitement

his fertile effervescent mind


scintillating personality


a row of sparkly cheerleaders

Syn: ↑bubbling, ↑effervescent, ↑frothy, ↑sparkly
Similar to: ↑lively
Derivationally related forms: ↑sparkle (for: ↑sparkly)
3. having brief brilliant points or flashes of light

bugle beads all aglitter


glinting eyes


glinting water


his glittering eyes were cold and malevolent


shop window full of glittering Christmas trees


glittery costume jewelry


scintillant mica


the scintillating stars


a dress with sparkly sequins


`glistering' is an archaic term

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

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