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

Definition of scintillating

: brilliantly lively, stimulating, or witty a scintillating conversation

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Well, a scintillating corporate crime drama that remains among the director's most underrated works; followed on July 26 by 1961's Yojimbo, Kurosawa's influential tale of a rogue samurai whose ambiguous allegiances cause chaos in a small town. Jordan Cronk, The Hollywood Reporter, "Critic's Picks: A July To-Do List for Film Buffs in L.A.," 1 July 2019 With fears that Harry Kane could face a lengthy spell on the sidelines, Son has hit scintillating form just at the right time for Spurs., "Un-Son Hero: The Rise & Rise of Son Heung-Min at Tottenham Hotspur," 15 Mar. 2018 Recent Form Unsurprisingly Germany have been in scintillating form, winning all their qualifying games and only conceding four goals in the process., "World Cup Preview: Germany v Mexico - Recent Form, Managers, Team News, Predictions & More," 16 June 2018 David Lovejoy’s scintillating and multi-faceted Chevalier, fittingly, seems both of the world of the court and apart from it. Kerry Reid,, "'Monsieur D’Eon is a Woman': Spies, diplomats, intrigue — and based on a true story," 4 June 2018 Episode 10 of Riverdale is sure to be scintillating. Alison Caporimo, Seventeen, "Is "Riverdale" On Tonight?," 23 Jan. 2019 The Egypt international has been linked with a potential exit to one of La Liga's powerhouses in Real Madrid and Barcelona following a scintillating season which saw him break a series of records following a 44 goal campaign across all competitions., "Mohamed Salah's Agent Hits Back Amid Claims Liverpool Star Was 'Offered' to Barcelona," 7 June 2018 This scintillating, seductive tonal language became a Russian musical hallmark, not just in works by the Mighty Five, but by a wide swath of composers into the 20th century, including Tchaikovsky, Glazunov, Rachmaninoff and Scriabin. Barrymore Laurence Scherer, WSJ, "‘Rimsky-Korsakov and His World’ Review: Celebrating a Russian Master," 8 Aug. 2018 Gary Lineker was banging in goals, Paul Gascoigne was at his scintillating best, and the Three Lions could actually win a knockout game in an international tournament., "World Cup Countdown: 7 Weeks to Go - 'World In Motion' & the Greatest World Cup Songs Ever," 6 May 2018

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First Known Use of scintillating

1793, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of scintillating

: very clever, amusing, and interesting

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