scintillate :

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  • v  give off
    the substance scintillated sparks and flashes
  • v  reflect brightly
  • v  emit or reflect light in a flickering manner
  • v  physics: fluoresce momentarily when struck by a charged particle or high-energy photon
  • v  be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity

  • The opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics had a scintillating fireworks display and it lit up the sky in a rainbow of colors.
  • Up-to-date recording technique makes Composer Strauss's autobiographical "Life of a Hero" scintillate.
  • Would it scintillate and glitter? No, thought the editors of the Harvard Crimson (undergraduate daily).

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