American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To give forth flashes of light; sparkle and glitter: diamonds coruscating in the candlelight.
- v. To exhibit sparkling virtuosity: a flutist whose music coruscated throughout the concert hall.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To emit vivid flashes of light; flash; lighten; gleam.
- Synonyms Sparkle, Scintillate, etc. See glare.
- v. To give off light; to reflect in flashes; to sparkle.
- v. To exhibit brilliant technique or style.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To glitter in flashes; to flash.
- v. reflect brightly
- v. be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity
- From the Latin coruscō ("I flash"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin coruscāre, coruscāt-, to flash. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Oh, I could describe its size, feeling, weight but never its colour, its delicate shades and nuances, the way light would coruscate over the ripe contours of a dew-laden bunch of grapes.”
“" Now we're getting all the calls, '' Tracey laughs, waving her hands and making her huge diamond wedding ring coruscate.”
“I say this because these are attributes that glitter and coruscate throughout The Grounds, his second novel.”
“Indeed, all sides of the political multi-spectrum flicker and coruscate here.”
“A welling, rising, towering rage roared straight up out of the core of Cynthia Maidstone, filling her with a cold, crackling energy so intense she felt that she could point her fingers and chill lighting would coruscate from their tips.”
Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine
“The high celing of clouds coruscate with lightning.”
“He started to ask if it was a genuine antique, but the piles of junk had begun to waver and shimmer and coruscate with light.”
Smart Dragons, Foolish Elves
“It made the Enterprise shine and coruscate with the characteristic corpuscular appearance of laser illumination and with the brilliance of a minus-five-magnitude star.”
“Urth turns her aged face to the sun and he beams upon her snows; they scintillate and coruscate until each little point of ice hanging from the swelling sides of the towers seems the Claw of the Conciliator, the most precious of gems.”
The Shadow of the Torturer
“The conflict was a little longer, the beaming a little hotter and more coruscate, but the ending was the same.”
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