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(of light) flash or sparkle:‘the light was coruscating through the walls’
shining, light, brilliant, vivid, blazing, dazzling, beaming, intense, glaringView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘Dark lightning coruscated around James' hands as the point of light rose up into the air.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The novel fairly coruscates with all that goes to make a good crime thriller.’’
Early 18th century: from Latin coruscat- glittered, from the verb coruscare.
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