coruscating


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cor·us·cate

 (kôr′ə-skāt′, kŏr′-)
intr.v. cor·us·cat·ed, cor·us·cat·ing, cor·us·cates
1. To give forth flashes of light; sparkle and glitter: diamonds coruscating in the candlelight.
2. To exhibit sparkling virtuosity: a flutist whose music coruscated throughout the concert hall.

[Latin coruscāre, coruscāt-, to flash.]

cor′us·ca′tion n.
Translations

coruscating

[ˈkɒrəskeɪtɪŋ] ADJ [humour] → chispeante

coruscating

[ˈkɒrəskeɪtɪŋ] adj [wit] → brillant(e)

coruscating

adjbrilliant, geistsprühend

coruscating

[ˌkɒrəˈskeɪtɪŋ] adj (frm) → scintillante
References in classic literature ?
John said these words as he pronounced his sermons, with a quiet, deep voice; with an unflushed cheek, and a coruscating radiance of glance.
And by this time it is to be supposed there was a blush on Polly's cheek, a tender smile about her mouth and a liquid softness in her glance; while the star kept coruscating on Feathertop's breast, and the little demons careered with more frantic merriment than ever about the circumference of his pipe bowl.
On the antique sideboard, their size doubled by reflection in the polished mahogany, lay a coruscating cluster of precious stones, that fell in festoons about Lord Ernest's fingers as he handed them to Raffles with scarcely a shrug.
Mr Verloc, getting off the sofa with ponderous reluctance, opened the door leading into the kitchen to get more air, and thus disclosed the innocent Stevie, seated very good and quiet at a deal table, drawing circles, circles, circles; innumerable circles, concentric, eccentric; a coruscating whirl of circles that by their tangled multitude of repeated curves, uniformity of form, and confusion of intersecting lines suggested a rendering of cosmic chaos, the symbolism of a mad art attempting the inconceivable.
These recordings of Prokofiev's first concerto and Ravel's (for the left hand) were award winners and rightly so - brilliantly played (a coruscating Prokofiev finale) with world class support from Rattle and the LSO.
Coxon's guitar is outstanding throughout, one minute brutal and coruscating, the next gentle and warming, and there's no one whose voice complements his playing quite like Albarn's.
Former LibDem leader Sir Menzies Campbell said: "He was an outstanding parliamentarian with a coruscating wit.
Reforms were approved by the group's members following a coruscating report by former City minister Lord Myners who said it was apparent that none of the board could handle the complex issues faced by the debt-laden and crisis-hit business.
Within it all came an innings of coruscating brilliance from Ian Bell but, as an all-round team performance, it was a patchy affair, to put it mildly, which needs to improve markedly in Manchester on Sunday.
The opening exchanges of an Ashes series usually produce high drama - be it Slater's coruscating first-ball boundary in 1994, Harmison's booming wide in 2006, the brutal thunderbolt which bloodied Ricky Ponting in 2005 or that hat-trick by Siddle three years ago.
Githa Sowerby, herself the daughter of a north east glassmaking family, penned the play as a coruscating attack on capitalism and domestic tyranny.
It was a cameo of City's campaign, their coruscating skills tarnished by squandered opportunities and defensive fragility.