coruscation

[ kawr-uh-skey-shuhn ]

Part of Speech

noun

Definition

the act of coruscating; a sudden gleam or flash of light; a striking display of brilliance or wit

Origin + Etymology

from the Late Latin word coruscātiōn- (stem of coruscātiō)

Synonyms

  • blink
  • flash
  • flicker
  • glance
  • gleam
  • glimmer
  • glint
  • spark
  • twinkle
  • wink
  • glitter
  • sparkle

Antonyms

  • dullness

Example

A single blue and single red spasm of coruscation flickered on either side of the dragon.

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