scintillating

adjective
scin·​til·​lat·​ing | \ ˈsin-tə-ˌlā-tiŋ How to pronounce scintillating (audio) \

Definition of scintillating

: brilliantly lively, stimulating, or witty a scintillating conversation

Examples of scintillating in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her countrywoman Grazyna Bacewicz’s Overture sounded under-rehearsed, and in Schumann’s Piano Concerto, Gardolinska unobtrusively supported a scintillating Hélène Grimaud. Los Angeles Times, 11 Sep. 2021 The reason for the couple's split is far less scintillating than your standard Lady Whistledown dispatch—sources say that busy work schedules put too much strain on the new relationship. Michelle Rui, Vogue, 16 Aug. 2021 Watching Doncic means to prepare yourself for a kaleidoscope of pure talent, each moment more scintillating than the last. Bruce Jenkins, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 June 2021 When the pandemic kicked into gear back in March 2020, these both scintillating and stressful field schools were no more. Robin George Andrews, Wired, 15 May 2021 The most scintillating game of the day — and perhaps the tournament — was U.C.L.A.’s 88-78 upset of second-seeded Alabama in overtime. New York Times, 28 Mar. 2021 The boots’ origins, which date back to 1961, however, are a bit less scintillating. Barry Samaha, Harper's BAZAAR, 25 Nov. 2020 Sunday's final now pits two of Europe's most scintillating front lines against one another. Matias Grez, CNN, 19 Aug. 2020 As Rosen zoomed in, however, an animal flowed across my field of vision, rapidly propelled by its scintillating ciliary fringe. Emily Underwood, The Atlantic, 8 June 2020 See More

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First Known Use of scintillating

1793, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of scintillating was in 1793

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“Scintillating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scintillating. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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