One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of light) flash or sparkle.‘the light was coruscating through the walls’
shining, light, brilliant, vivid, blazing, dazzling, beaming, intense, glaringView synonyms
- ‘A diamond coruscates because it has the capacity for ‘total internal reflection’, meaning that it is able to completely reflect all the light that falls upon it from a particular direction.’
- ‘Dark lightning coruscated around James' hands as the point of light rose up into the air.’
- ‘The novel fairly coruscates with all that goes to make a good crime thriller.’’
- ‘Finally, as the blazing star appeared high over the island, the glow coruscated into incredible brilliance and began the nightly display.’
- ‘A brilliant teenager is pampered by the English Golf Union, is accepted at an American university, where he coruscates, returns home and is virtually an overnight success.’
Early 18th century: from Latin coruscat- ‘glittered’, from the verb coruscare.
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