Scintillate

from Latin "scintilla" meaning spark

Definition

verb

1. To give off sparks; to flash; to sparkle.

2. To be animated or brilliant.


*can be transitive or intransitive but is usually intransitive*

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Sentences

Gandalf's fireworks scintillated against the night sky, forming shapes of Elf fountains and Mallorn trees before dying out.


The phial containing the light of Eärendil's star scintillated a lightning-bright light that drove Shelob away.

Synonyms

light, flash, sparkle, shine, excite, brighten, enliven, enchant, animate, vivify, illuminate, coruscate

Antonyms

deter, depress, tire, bore, calm, disenchant, suppress, dim, dull, subdue, darken, deaden, extinguish

Video

"Aiya Eärendil elenion ancalima!"


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The Lord of the Rings - Shelob's Lair (HD)