coruscate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v coruscate be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity "The musical performance sparkled","A scintillating conversation","his playing coruscated throughout the concert hall"
    • v coruscate reflect brightly "Unquarried marble sparkled on the hillside"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In the Return of the Jedi special edition during the new Coruscant footage at the end of the film a stormtrooper can be seen being carried over the crowds.
    • coruscate To emit vivid flashes of light; flash; lighten; gleam.
    • coruscate Synonyms Sparkle, Scintillate, etc. See glare.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Coruscate kor′us-kāt to sparkle: to throw off flashes of light
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. coruscāre, -ātum, to vibrate, glitter.

Usage

In literature:

There was a sputtering roar and the air was filled with coruscating sparks.
"The Quickening" by Francis Lynde
As if in answer to his question, there was a sudden, coruscating flare from above.
"The Sky Is Falling" by Lester del Rey
Frost particles vibrated in the air, coruscating diamond dust.
"North of Fifty-Three" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Its existence was first discovered by the coruscations of the comet of 1807.
"Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith" by Robert Patterson
The beam exploded into a coruscating panoply of pyrotechnics on the Thessian shield.
"Invaders from the Infinite" by John Wood Campbell
It sped toward the falling pebble, speared it and wrapped it in coruscating splendor.
"Pagan Passions" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Notwithstanding the numerous lights, she is not observed as she glides through their crossing coruscations.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
My rule is always to play off my wit on friends; it coruscates more brilliantly when we know a man's foibles.
"The Youth of Jefferson" by Anonymous
Then the victim of hospiceless peregrination Gratefully hails your minute coruscation.
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
You are now surrounded by the glittering but evanescent coruscations of the more recent novels.
"Devil Stories" by Various
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In poetry:

I look'd into her eyes,
And saw something divine,
For there, like summer lightning,
Swift coruscations shine.
"Vignette - VI" by Matilda Betham

In news:

On the night Tim proposed to Suzy, the stars seemed to coruscate more than usual.
Cake Topper from Eoin C. Cake Topper from Sailor Coruscant.
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