cor·​us·​ca·​tion ˌkȯr-ə-ˈskā-shən How to pronounce coruscation (audio)
: a flash of wit

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web An artist whose work is popular with both persnickety art collectors as well as by everyday people who might simply be attracted to the coruscation of vibrant colors that seem to fling off of his canvases and into our frontal cortexes. San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of coruscation was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Coruscation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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