One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
shimmering, shimmery, glittering, sparkling, coruscating, dazzling, shining, gleaming, glowing, lustrous, scintillating, dancing, opalescent, opalineView synonyms
- ‘And the rising sun met the falling star and flashed into coruscant life, a roaring tide of fiery might that batted away cold beams and sent an incandescent lance of godly light in retaliation.’
- ‘Suddenly, the black shadow burst into coruscant life, amethyst shields erupting into shimmering life, drowning the blue radiance.’
- ‘Red-gold fire showed through the shrivelling skin, and then all at once it flared into coruscant life, a pillar of blinding plasma that flashed from floor to ceiling and left a smear of superheated ash on the walls.’
- ‘Notably, all aural analogues share the same sinewy, coruscant guitar work.’
- ‘One by one, each was filled by a sphere of rose-gold light, crackling and hissing as arcs of sorcerial lightning arced across them and linked all six in a network of coruscant flame.’
Late 15th century: from Latin coruscant- ‘vibrating, glittering’, from the verb coruscare.
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.