scintillation

[ sin-tl-ey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF scintillation
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It is sad that I can remember nothing of all this scintillation.

If brains were radium, you couldn't make a flicker on a scintillation counter.

Miriam retorted with the first scintillation of gaiety she had shown on this occasion.

“To save you,” said the hermit, with a scintillation of his half-pitiful smile.

So long as we can get a scintillation of their meaning we must be satisfied.

In the midst of his scintillation he abruptly paused and sat listening.

"No," said Aurora, with a scintillation of irrepressible mischief in her eyes.

Every kind of scintillation flashed from the gem-incrusted dishes.

It was further observed that Jupiter itself was almost void of scintillation.

"To save you" said the hermit, with a scintillation of his half-pitiful smile.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, from Latin scintilationem (nominative scintillatio), noun of action from past participle stem of scintillare (see scintillate).

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