Definition of


  1. (verb, change) be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity
    A scintillating conversation
    his playing coruscated throughout the concert hall
  2. (verb, weather) reflect brightly

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Synonyms of Coruscate

scintillate, sparkle

Alternate forms of Coruscate

Derivations: coruscant, coruscation

Hypernyms: be, reflect, shine

Origin of the word Coruscate

  1. 1705, from pp. stem of L. coruscare "to vibrate, glitter." Related: coruscating (1705). more

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