1 give off; "the substance scintillated sparks and flashes"
3 emit or reflect light in a flickering manner; "Does a constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?" [syn: twinkle, winkle]
4 physics: fluoresce momentarily when struck by a charged particle or high-energy photon; "the phosphor fluoresced"
5 be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity; "The musical performance sparkled"; "A scintillating conversation"; "his playing coruscated throught the concert hall" [syn: sparkle, coruscate]
- a UK /ˈsɪn.tɪl.eɪt/ /"sIn.tIl.eIt/
Scintillation can refer to:
- Scintillation (astronomy), atmospheric effects which influence astronomical observations
- Scintillation (physics), a flash of light produced in certain materials when they absorb ionizing radiation
- Scintillation (radar), an apparent rapid target displacement occurring on radar displays
- Scintillation (medicine), a rapidly oscillating pattern of visual distortions, often associated with migraine aura
- Scintillation counter, a device that measures ionizing radiation
- Grid illusion, an image in which compounded color contrasts cause an optical illusion of visual artifacts
scintillate in German: Szintillation
scintillate in Dutch: Scintillatie
scintillate in French: Scintillation
be brilliant, be merry with, blink, coruscate, crack a joke, crack wise, fleer at, fun, gibe at, glance, gleam, glimmer, glint, glisk, glisten, glister, glitter, jape, jest, joke, josh, kid, kid around, make a funny, make fun, make fun of, mock, play on words, poke fun at, pun, quip, ridicule, scoff at, shimmer, spangle, spark, sparkle, tinsel, twinkle, utter a mot, wisecrack