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  • verb Present participle of coruscate.


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  • Another word that, to me at least, communicates something of its meaning through its sound-I always picture the light playing along the word as the syllables roll out.

    December 10, 2006

  • On thin ice.

    December 1, 2007

  • Used by Herman Wouk in Marjorie Morningstar. "..shebegan to picture the adult camp as a coruscating evil wonderland bathed in a reddish glow." Webster's - to move quickly, glitter,to give off flashes of light; to sparkle, to glitter

    April 3, 2009

  • to emit vivid flashes of light; sparkle; scintillate; gleam

    June 8, 2009

  • Main Entry:cor·us·cate

    Pronunciation:\?ko?r-?-?sk?t, ?kär-\

    Function:intransitive verb

    Inflected Form(s):cor·us·cat·ed; cor·us·cat·ing

    Etymology:Latin coruscatus, past participle of coruscare to flash


    1 : to give off or reflect light in bright beams or flashes : sparkle

    2 : to be brilliant or showy in technique or style

    July 20, 2009