• WordNet 3.6
    • adj scintillant 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Scintillant Emitting sparks, or fine igneous particles; sparkling.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • scintillant Emitting little sparks or flashes of light; scintillating; sparkling; twinkling.
    • scintillant In heraldry, sparkling; having sparks as if of fire issuing from it: noting any bearing so represented.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. scintillans, p. pr. of scintillare, to sparkle. See Scintillate


In literature:

This scintillating celebrity his lost Gittel!
"Ghetto Comedies" by Israel Zangwill
Ideas formed in his mind, scintillated and grew into dark purpose.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
Everywhere in the white rocks there were the golden specks scintillating in the sunshine.
"The Trail of a Sourdough" by May Kellogg Sullivan
The river gleamed and scintillated as it danced along, singing as it went.
"The Carroll Girls" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
It remained on the crest, however, frozen and scintillating.
"The Trimming of Goosie" by James Hopper
The snow, thick coated with frost, glittered and scintillated in the moonlight.
"The Gaunt Gray Wolf" by Dillon Wallace
Oh, life was one scintillating cluster breast-pin of ecstasies!
"Dr. Sevier" by George W. Cable
Then the tentacle that grasped the professor drew him back toward the scintillating nucleus.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
Here tempting shells exhibit mineral stores, Of crystals bright and scintillating ores!
"Blackwoods Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 365, March, 1846" by Various
So long as we can get a scintillation of their meaning we must be satisfied.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote

In poetry:

I must confess it rolls along,
In scintillating streams of bliss;
Until it mingles with my song—
And thrills me like a pulsing kiss.
"Love and Fear Contest" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Slim o'er the tree-tops weighed with white
The country church's spire doth swell,
A scintillating icicle,
While fitfully the village light
"The White Evening" by Madison Julius Cawein
HIS ruby cheek made orient crimson pale,
His gelid hair did stiffen in the gale;
Like silv'ry wire it glitter'd in the ray,
And scintillating sparklets strew'd his way.
"Frost" by Charlotte Dacre
How often have I lingered there,
To have my simple thought dome teem,
With fancy's fictions of the fair,
And catch a glimpse of beauty beam,
Scintillate and dazzle there.
"My Delight" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
Said Jones: "I'm glad my wife's not clever;
Her intellect is second-rate.
If she was witty she would never
Give me a chance to scintillate;
But cap my humorous endeavour
And make me seem as addle-pate."
"Three Wives" by Robert W Service
Let me gaze upon the sunshine as it breaks upon the mist,
As it bathes the stony mountains that the clouds have lately kissed,
As it tips the dripping leaflet with a scintillating gem,
Like the far-resplendent treasure in a monarch's diadem.
"The Summer Shower" by Lennox Amott

In news:

The Scintillating Science Behind Raw Milk.
Basketball has been my thing since high school cheerleading followed by four scintillating years in Durham.
The amplitude of the scintillation varies as the strength of the turbulence.
The scintillatingly sexy superstar is celebrating her birthday on Tuesday, and in honor of her special day, has photos of her muy caliente evolution, from Fly Girl to international icon.
United eliminates New York Red Bulls in chaotic , scintillating series.
Girard's coaches, players, fans and alumni are dealing with the disappointment of a season that went from a scintillating midseason high to a shocking late-season low.
Variety of scintillation detectors available.
DENVER – East Lincoln High's Garrett Young and Hopewell High's Tijuan Sifford each threw five touchdown passes as East Lincoln held on for a scintillating 61-59 victory Friday night at David Clark Stadium.
Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns basketball team cooled considerably after a scintillating first half but still took an easy win over Loyola-New Orleans, 92-72 before 1,459 at the Cajundome.
Teammate Yohan Blake takes 100m in scintillating 9.69 seconds.
Babeland stores are offering "Fifty Shades" classes inspired by the scintillating series.
Not much more than a week ago—though it now feels a lot longer—baseball spoiled us with four scintillating division series.
After Wednesday's scintillating start against the Miami Marlins, consider him a member of merit.
Even for lawyers, the Federal Register is not the most scintillating read.
It takes time and it's not exactly scintillating.

In science:

The properties of CsI(Tl) crystals, together with those of a few common scintillators, are listed in Table 1.
A CsI(Tl) Scintillating Crystal Detector for the Studies of Low Energy Neutrino Interactions
For a better sampling homogeneity the 3 mm thick scintillators are staggered in the radial direction.
Hadron Energy Reconstruction for the ATLAS Barrel Prototype Combined Calorimeter in the Framework of the Non-parametrical Method
The tiles are separated along Z by 14 mm of steel, giving a steel/scintillator volume ratio of 4.7.
Hadron Energy Reconstruction for the ATLAS Barrel Prototype Combined Calorimeter in the Framework of the Non-parametrical Method
ADC spectrum for 225 GeV/c muons traversing a single scintillator layer.
Studies of the Response of the Prototype CMS Hadron Calorimeter, Including Magnetic Field Effects, to Pion, Electron, and Muon Beams
This is the basis of the particle identification of this scintillator .
Studies of Prototype CsI(Tl) Crystal Scintillators for Low-Energy Neutrino Experiments